What is RSS. (And recommended clients)

RSS is a mechanism for finding out when a web page changes.

You install an RSS client on your pc, and it will check the specified RSS feed every few hours/days for new information, when it finds anything new it will pop up a little box listing the subjects of the new items, and if you click on any of them it will show you more information essentially taking you to the web page in question.

We strongly recommend you try using RSS, it has many advantages, here are some of them.

  • Unlike email you won't loose the information due to spam filters.
  • You don't have to give out your email address, so you can't get spammed as a result.
  • It's presented in a clean efficient way which is both fun and easy to use and won't waste your time.
  • It allows you to track many different 'interest' topics, without going browsing around the internet and wasting many hours each day trying to find new information.
  • As an RSS provider, you get regular contact with your 'readers' greatly increasing hits from your target customers to things that they are interested in.

So, download one of the RSS clients listed below (they are all free), and try this new thing.

  • RSS Reader - Nice, simple to use, runs in toolbar.
  • Opera - This is a browser that has an RSS reader built into it.
  • SharpReader - Requires .NET Framework, version 1.1.

Then once you have installed the reader click on the RSS feed button on the web page you were reading, and then paste it into your RSS client.