RSS

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What is RSS?
How does it work?
Advantages

What is RSS?

RSS allows you to keep up-to-date with the latest news about subjects of your choice with just a few clicks of the mouse. Standing for Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary, RSS is an XML (Extensible Markup Language) format comprising links to articles whose subjects can be determined by the user beforehand.

How does it work?

The newsreader collects and aggregates new articles (the newsfeed) at regular intervals and sends them to the interested parties. The RSS icon shows you whether a site offers this service.
The selected RSS feeds can be accessed in two ways:

  • Browser: a few browsers offer the opportunity to add RSS feeds and read them through the browser. Firefox is an example of one.
  • Websites: after registering you can use some websites to organise your own news site on the basis of RSS feeds. My.yahoo.com is an example of this.

Advantages

  • You can access the www.monarchie.be agenda without any need to actually visit the site.
  • You are automatically notified as soon as anything new appears. This saves you time, as you do not have to keep going to your favourite websites to see what has changed or look for updates.