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Frequently Asked Questions
What is RSS?
Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is a web format which allows for automatic distribution of a single source (a web page or news article) to any user who "subscribes" to that source's feed via an RSS reader. More on RSS.
What is an RSS Reader?
An RSS reader is a client software or web application which aggregates news headlines, blogs, and articles in one location for easy viewing. News readers will periodically retrieve those feeds and allow you to see all the headlines in one place.
Where can I get an RSS Reader?
Google Reader is a popular web-based RSS reader. Downloadable software readers include FeedDemon (PC) and NetNewsWire (Mac).
How do I subscribe to an RSS feed?
Assuming you've chosen an RSS Reader, you just need to "Add a Subscription" and point it at one of the addresses above. How to do that differs depending on which reader you choose, but the process is basically the same.
How often do the RSS feeds update?
The feeds update instantly as new stories are posted to the website.
Is there a cost associated with RSS subscriptions?
No, feeds are free to subscribe to.