RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a
web feed which allows you to access updates to
online content in a standardized, computer-readable format.
RSS feeds can, for example, allow a user to keep track of
many different websites in a single
news aggregator such as
which I highly recommend. The news aggregator will
automatically check the RSS feed for new content, allowing
the content to be automatically passed from website to
website or from website to user. This passing of content is
called web syndication. Websites usually use RSS feeds to
publish frequently updated information, such as blog
entries, news headlines, or episodes of audio and video
series. RSS is also used to distribute
podcasts. An RSS
document (called "feed", "web feed", or "channel") includes
full or summarized text, and
metadata, like publishing date
and author's name. A standard
XML file format ensures
compatibility with many different machines/programs. RSS
feeds also benefit users who want to receive timely updates
from favorite websites or to aggregate data from many sites.
Subscribing to a website RSS removes the need for the user
to manually check the website for new content. Instead,
their browser constantly monitors the site and informs the
user of any updates. The browser can also be commanded to
automatically download the new data for the user. Users
subscribe to feeds either by entering a feed's
URI into the
reader or by clicking on the browser's feed icon. The RSS
reader checks the user's feeds regularly for new information
and can automatically download it, if that function is
enabled. The following are some resources to help you access
near-death experience related RSS feeds for your news
(1) Go to
www.google.com and search for the topic you want to
create an RSS feed for. For example, Afterlife.
(2) On the search results page that appears, click the
(3) Scroll to the bottom of the
News results and click CREATE ALERT.
(4) On the Alerts page, click SHOW OPTIONS.
(5) From the Deliver to drop-down menu, choose RSS
FEED. There are also other options you can
customize in the dropdown lists in this section.
you're satisfied with your alter, click CREATE
(7) Then you can select the RSS
button to copy the HTML into your feed reader.