RSS feeds

What are they?

Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds are an excellent way for web users to keep up to date with news headlines or blogs. With an RSS reader, users can scan hundreds of news headlines from one location.

How do RSS readers work?

Web users sign up to a website's RSS feeds that interest them. Anytime that website is updated, a notice will appear in their reader.

Why are RSS feeds useful?

If you are interested in a topic, you don't need to keep checking the site for updates.

What do you need to keep in mind if your children are using RSS feeds?

Just be clear on the types of sites they are subscribing to - make sure they are appropriate for your child.

Want to know more?

Try a free online RSS feed program, such as Google Reader, and add whatever feeds you are interested in.

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