|Current RSS Feeds|
RSS, which stands for Really Simple Syndication, is an easy way to keep up with your favorite news and information. An RSS feed contains headlines, summaries and links to full Press Releases, Member Alerts and other content on www.asta.org. Currently, you can view RSS feeds through Internet Explorer 7, Netscape, and Firefox. Although most people do not use a browser to view RSS feeds, you should download an RSS reader. An RSS reader will keep you updated, as long as the reader is running on your computer, with any updates that occurs.
|Sample of how you can use a RSS feed.|
|You want to receive press releases on your desktop without going to www.asta.org. With a RSS reader, releases come to you on your desktop, so if you see one of interest, you click on the title and it takes you to the information.|
RSS news readers are small software programs that aggregate RSS feeds and display the story information. They allow you to scan headlines from hundreds of news sources in a central location.
If you will be using a reader:
If you will be using your browser:
A wide range of RSS readers can be easily downloaded from the Web. Some readers are Web-based while others require you to download a small software program onto your desktop. Most are free to use. (Several readers require Microsoft's .NET framework on your computer. They may be slightly more complicated to install if you do not have .NET.)
There are a range of articles about RSS available online. The Lockergnome Web site offers a beginner's tutorial; extended RSS resources are available from Radio Userland. Here are a few additional resources: