About RSS Feeds and Podcasting
- Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 April 2012 23:55
RSS is an acronym for Really Simple Syndication and Rich Site Summary. It is an XML-based format for sharing and distributing web content. It is an excellent way for Internet users to get updated news content and online articles. The content you want is automatically delivered to you.
To view RSS feeds, you need an RSS reader (also called an aggregator), which downloads and displays RSS feeds for you. A number of free and commercial news aggregators are available for download. Many aggregators are separate, "stand-alone" programs. Other services will let you add RSS feeds to a web page. The latest versions of the popular web browsers Internet Explorer and Firefox and Apple’s Safari incorporate RSS feeds into their bookmark programs.
Podcasting is a method of publishing audio and video broadcasts on the internet allowing users to subscribe to feeds (i.e. RSS) of new audio and video content and automatically downloading it to their PC or portable audio device. Special software such as Juice or iTunes is required. You may also download content to your cell phone or mobile device. .mobi is a top-level domain dedicated to delivering the internet to mobile devices via the mobile web.
To subscribe to a feed, click on any link with the red icon to the upper right of this page and copy the web address to your aggregator or podcast software. You may also subscribe to our audio and video content by using the icons at the bottom right of each player. This is also where you will find the .mobi links if you would like to download content to your cell phone.