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RSS - Really Simple Syndication

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Description RSS feeds are a means where you can subscribe to information and have it delivered to you.
Author(s) Stan Skrabut (skrabutTalk)
Email Stan Skrabut
Location Room 120
University of Wyoming, College of Agriculture
Phone 307-766-3722
Last Updated 6 January, 2012



RSS feeds are a great way to subscribe to news and blog feeds. Instead of going to countless Web sites to see information important to you, the information comes to you. Through the use of an RSS reader, you can collect, organize, and view feeds.


RSS feeds are typically associated with an icon similar to the one above.

Essential Requirements

RSS will operate on both a Mac or PC, as well as an iPad or mobile phone.


The only equipment needed is a computer, smart phone, or iPod with a Web browser.


Access to RSS feeds is accomplished through a Web-browser. These are the most common browsers:

Common RSS Reader Applications

Here are common RSS Readers:

You can also view your RSS feeds on the iPad with a number of different applications. Here is a list of tools: RSS Readers For The iPad.

Learning resources information

Reading List

Here are a number of articles and books worth reading on the use of RSS feeds.

Key Web links

Guides and Beginner Instructions

Here are a number of great guides to help you better understand RSS feeds and their capabilities.


Here are RSS feed ideas for the business environment.


Here are a number of great ideas for using RSS feeds in a education environment.

Miscellaneous RSS Tips

These are tips that did not neatly fit in other places.

Professional Development

Here are some articles to put purpose behind your RSS feeds.

Useful RSS Feeds

WordPress Tips

Here are tips specific to WordPress.

Video Tutorials

Here is a collection of videos that will help you understand and use RSS feeds.