What is RSS?
RSS is a protocol of
XML. XML is a data
formatting language used in website development. RSS provides an easy
method of syndicating (sending out) and aggregating (sorting) Web
content and news.
Using RSS files, a data feed is created that supplies headlines,
links, and release summaries from this Newsroom. Citizens can have
constantly updated content from this site delivered to them via a news
aggregator or viewer, a piece of software specifically tailored to
receive these types of feeds.
Once a news aggregator has been installed on your computer, you
simply drag the orange XML button or copy
the RSS news feed URL (web address) to the aggregator. Much of the new
aggregator software is free and links to additional RSS resources are
Note: Google's Chrome web browser does not support RSS feeds
by default. When you click an RSS feed in Chrome, it will give you a page
full of XML coding and it will say "This XML file does not appear to have
any style information associated with it." To fix this, Google has built an
extension to enable RSS feeds in Chrome. You can find and download it here.