RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication.
RSS is "a standardized system for the distribution of content from an online
It is also referred to as an RSS feed, a web feed, or an RSS channel. It is
The advantages of RSS feeds compared to email alerts:
A variety of RSS readers or aggregators exist:
Most of the time, you can find an RSS feed by finding the icon .
If you don't see it, you can also display the source code of the web page (right click on the page, choose in the menu "View source code") and search in the HTML code for the words "RSS" or "Feed" with CTRL+F.
Sometimes, a site does not provide RSS feeds.
Luckily, there are some free tools that can create RSS feeds for a page that is updated regularly, such as:
Other tools can aggregate several feeds to create one that meets a more complex information need:
You can also configure Google Alerts to create an RSS feed instead of receiving an email, as explained on the Feeder website.
|Beware: The lasting continuity of these free
tools is not assured!