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RSS Feeds

Weekly Volcano offers a variety of content syndicated for personal use. You can subscribe to our RSS feed for the entire site or to any of the individual section's RSS feeds to stay up-to-date on the latest content from Weekly Volcano. If you have any questions about RSS Feeds and how to use them, read the FAQ's below.

What is RSS?

RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a standardized format (based on XML) used for delivering regularly changing web content. Many news-related sites, blogs and other online publishers syndicate their content as an RSS Feed for easy consumption.

Why RSS? Benefits and Reasons for using RSS.

RSS allows people to access a large amount of content, that often updates at a rapid rate, in an efficient and convenient manner. With RSS Feeds you can stay informed and up-to-date by retrieving the latest content from the sites you value most. By not needing to visit each site individually, you save a ton of time. The number of sites, and the variety of content, offered through RSS feeds is growing rapidly.

What do I need to do to read an RSS Feed?

Feed Reader or Aggregator software allows you to grab the RSS Feeds from various sites and then display the content of those feeds (text and images) all in one central place for you to read and interact with at your convenience.

A variety of RSS Readers are available for different platforms. Some popular feed readers are FeedReader3 (Windows), NewzCrawler (Windows), FeedDemon (Windows), NetNewsWire (OS X), NewsFire (OS X), and Vienna (OS X). Many Desktop email clients, such as Microsoft Outlook, Apple Mail, and Mozilla Firebird, also offer RSS Aggregation. There are also a number of web-based feed readers available. MyYahoo!, Bloglines, and Google Reader are the most popular.

Once you have your Feed Reader, it is a matter of finding sites that syndicate content and adding their RSS feed to the list of feeds your Feed Reader checks. Many sites display a small icon with the acronyms RSS, XML, or RDF to let you know a feed is available.