The Word Among Us now offers RSS Feeds allowing you to be updated when we add new magazine and resource articles to WAU.org. These feeds, read in a news reader, include headlines, summaries and links back to WAU.org for the full article.
What is RSS?
RSS, or Really Simple Syndication, is a format for delivering regularly changing web content. Many news-related sites, weblogs and other online publishers syndicate their content as an RSS Feed to whoever wants it.
How Do I Use RSS Feeds?
RSS content can be read using software called an "RSS reader", "feed reader" or an "aggregator", which can be web-based or desktop-based. The user subscribes to a feed by entering the feed's link into the reader or by clicking an RSS icon in a browser that initiates the subscription process. The RSS reader checks the user's subscribed feeds regularly for new content, downloading any updates that it finds and provides a user interface to monitor and read the feeds.
Where Can I Get a RSS Feed Reader?
Feed Readers and News Aggregator software allows you to subscribe one or more RSS feeds. A variety of RSS Readers are available for different platforms and can be web-based or software that you install on your computer.
Popular web-based feed readers, which are free and available without having to install a program, include Google's Reader, My Yahoo!, or My AOL. Additional solutions include Bloglines, Rojo, or NewsGator. All of the web-based services are free.
You can also install software on your computer to read feeds. Popular software-based feed readers include FeedDemon, NewsGator for Microsoft Outlook. If you have a Macintosh, you might want to try NetNewsWire.
After you have selected a Feed Reader, you will then need to find feeds. The Word Among Us has a few feeds that you can subscribe to, as well as other popular sites. Feeds are typically easy to spot as many sites place an orange icon (like above) next to the feed.