What is RSS

RSS is a family of XML file formats for Web syndication used by (among other things) news websites and weblogs. The abbreviation is used to refer to the following standards:
  • Rich Site Summary (RSS 0.91)
  • RDF Site Summary (RSS 0.9 and 1.0)
  • Really Simple Syndication (RSS 2.0.0)

The technology of RSS allows Internet users to subscribe to websites that provide RSS feeds; these are often sites that change or add content regularly. To use this technology, site owners create or obtain software which, in the machine-readable XML format, presents new articles in a list, giving details of each article and a link to the full article on the site. This subscription is usually free.

The RSS formats provide web content or summaries of web content together with links to the full versions of the content, and other meta-data. This information is delivered as an XML file called an RSS feed. Is well as facilitating syndication, RSS allows a website's frequent readers to track updates on the site using an aggregator.

Download Free RSS Readers

To download an RSS news reader application use one of the paths below and click one of the links below -




1 Get Newsplorer 1.0 for the ability to read RSS. 1 If you have never run RssReader before, not running Windows 2003 or the latest Windows XP version and never installed the free Microsoft .NET framework (What is Microsoft .NET framework?) you first need to download and install it.
The easiest way is to run Windows update or otherwise visit Microsoft How to Get the .NET Framework 1.1.
2 Current version: 1.0.
Size: 617 KB
Release Date: Dec.24.2005.
2 Download RssReader as exerssreader.exe

3 Run the rssreader.exe to install the program
4 Look for this XML or RSS RSS feed pictograms in news pages of websites, for example (example BBC news).
Right click on one of the above pictograms then choose "Copy Shortcut".
Start your RssReader program and go to add(+) channel/feed and then paste (click right mouse button) the url and press ok. This is your free news aggregator.