RSS (Really Simple Syndicate) is a way for websites to provides updates without needing the surfer to manually navigate to it. This is accomplished by the use of 'feeds' which are regularly updated and updated by RSS-readers. An example of RSS in action is the 'Latest Headlines' within Mozilla Firefox
This RSS Feed is always install by default with Mozilla Firefox and provides the latest updates from the British news agency BBC. I use it to check on the latest news from around the world once every few hours and middle click on the topic that interests me to read the article. Pretty handy because I don't have to go open up a new tab just to see what's new *wink wink*.
Here's how i manage my own RSS feeds.
First of all, we need to determine if the site provides RSS feeds, this is indicated by an orange coloured symbol like the one shown below at the end of the address bar of Firefox. Mine looks blue because of the Firefox theme I am using changed the colour of the default icon(second picture below), but it functions the same nevertheless.
From here you can choose to add to any bookmark folder that you are using. In my case, I made a folder especially for blogs which I read regularly.
Oops, I think I just revealed what I read regularly... hehe...Nevermind, it's not things that I have to hide.
Neat feature eh? Now you guys can also catch up on things faster as well. Sadly, Internet Explorer 6 that comes with Windows XP don't support RSS. The browsers that do are anything other than IE6 and released within the last 3 years like Firefox and Opera.
That's all for my Howto this time around, take care yah everyone out there=)
*It is confirmed that Internet Explorer 7 will be released as an update by Microsoft within this month, do upgrade by then because of it's enhanced security and usability features compared to IE6.
Short note: I had tested with using Opera for one week for the last week, but i still find that i like Firefox better... maybe I am just too used to the handling a web browser the Firefox way... And I find that Opera actually operates slower with my computer... Maybe i had optimized my firefox way too much for Opera to catch up=p hehe
Anyway, went fishing in class everyday.. sometimes kena ikan bilis, sometimes ikan jerung, and sometimes ikan paus... hehe... Anyway, the best part of this semester is, I HAVE 3 DAYS WEEKENDS, YAY!!!