There are a many ways to subscribe to RSS feeds. AusMacEd uses RSS feeds to make it easier for busy educators to get a quick glimpse of topics of interest in their RSS readers.
Want to know what RSS feeds are:
In a world heaving under the virtual weight of billions of web pages, keeping up with websites can be a chore. RSS feeds let you keep up to date with the latest info on all your favourite sites without having to take the trouble to visit them. In effect, bits of their sites come to you instead.
You already know the web pages you like to visit – you probably have them in your browser’s “Favourites”. However, it is not easy to tell when they’ve been updated without visiting each one and checking. Computers, though, can tell when sites have been updated, using a feed.
An RSS feed is usually made up of a number of titles and short summaries of full content on the website that produced the feed. In other words, you can quickly look at the summaries and, at a glance, tell if you want to click through and visit the full version on the website. Plus, your computer will let you know when a new feed is available. And that’s what an RSS feed is – a summary of the latest content on a website so that you can see whether there is anything new or interesting available.