What is RSS? (Real Simple Syndication)



The Your Earth RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feed allows you to read through the weekly Your Earth columns when you want, at your own convenience.

Using the RSS reader of your choice, you can access the latest Your Earth posting in your favourite environment!

Here are a few RSS readers from which to pick:
(my favourites first, of course!)

Mac OS X: Safari
Mac OS X: NetNewsWire
Mac OS X: Thunderbird
Mac OS X: Tickershock
Mac OS X: Newsfire
Windows: SharpReader
Windows: Pluck
Linux: Straw
Web: Bloglines


Runners-Up

AmphetaDesk (Mac/Win/Linux)
FeedDemon (Windows)
FeedReader (Windows)
NewsGator (Windows)
NewsWatcher Windows)
News Is Free (Web)
Novobot (Windows)
Radio UserLand (Mac/Windows)
rss2email (Unix)
dynamicobjects spaces (Mac/Windows/Linux)

As you can see there are *lots* from which to choose!


OK- How to use RSS feeds?

Generally, in order to view the RSS feed on your computer, you will first need to acquire an RSS Reader or a RSS Web module. (see above).  To add the Your Earth RSS channel,simply paste the following URL into the application when prompted to add a feed.

Here is the location of the Your Earth RSS feed: You can drag over it from right to left and paste it as directed above.

www.yourearth.ca/podcasts/xml/yourearth.xml

An alternative to downloading a dedicated news reader is to use a Web-based news reader. For example, My Yahoo! users can now add RSS feeds directly to their personal page. Mac users have had the web browser Safari which can open RSS feeds since its inception. It makes feed browsing just as east as website browsing.

Accessing an RSS feed is just like podcasting, in that you subscribe to a feed. The difference between RSS feeds and podcast feeds is that you receive text content instead of audio content.

Back to yourearth.ca

Regards,

Suzanne