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Introduction to RSS

What is RSS?

RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a technology that delivers frequently-updated content on the web. RSS feed readers allow you to view all of your RSS feed subscriptions in one, convenient location.

Look for these common icons that indicate an RSS feed is available:

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To learn more about RSS feeds and feed readers, see this excellent 3.5-minute video from Common Craft: RSS Feeds in Plain English.

Benefits of RSS Feeds and Feed Readers

RSS Feed Readers

Lists of RSS feed readers, browsable by platform:

A few popular feed readers:

Web-based:

Browser-based:

Desktop-based:

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