What is RSS?

RSS or Really Simple Syndication is an easy way to keep updated automatically on websites you like. Instead of having to visit the site to see if it has fresh content, you will get alerts to check out the updates that have been added to your favourite sites. An RSS service, also called an RSS channel, uses an XML format to list the fresh headlines and live links to a web page. STB now offers RSS channels for its Media Release, Speeches and Factsheets.

How do I use it?

You will need to download a program called a news reader. This displays RSS information feeds from your favourite websites on your computer. You can subscribe to the RSS feed by cutting and pasting the same URL into a new feed in your news reader.

How do I get a newsreader?

There are a range of these available online. Different news readers work on different operating systems, so please take this into account when you choose one, and follow the instructions.

RSS reader is also built into browsers like Internet Explorer 7, FireFox, Safari for Mac.

google reader, newsgator

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