You may have been seeing those little orange RSS or XML buttons around the Internet. If you were wondering what they are...It's "the next big thing."
You can use RSS to get news feeds from CNN, the BBC, just about any source, including news on upcoming movies, DVD releases, your favorite musician's tour updates, etc.
Once you get started, it's like having your favorite parts of the Web come to you. No need to go out and check for updates all the time.
"RSS" means "Really Simple Syndication." What it means to you is that when you subscribe to a site that has an RSS feed, you can keep up-to-date without having to check the site every day or week.
How do you get started? It's Easy!
There are several basic ways to subscribe to an RSS feed:
If you use the Firefox web browser, just click on the RSS or XML buttons and follow the instructions. The RSS feed will appear on your browser just like a bookmark. If you are not using Firefox, click here to download one of the best free web browsers available.
Click on the respective buttons to subscribe through My Yahoo!, My MSN or Google Reader...
Or, you can download an independent RSS Reader first. This is special software that reads the RSS feeds...