Noob question.. What is RSS and what can I use it for?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Mikebike125, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. Mikebike125 macrumors 6502


    Mar 25, 2007
    I have heard that RSS is something that is....... well I don't know what it is at all. I sometimes see "RSS" in my web browser and I am hearing that it can be used in Leopard Mail.

    Please give me some sort of definition if you could and how can I use this RSS thing.

    Thank you.
  2. AlBDamned macrumors 68030


    Mar 14, 2005
    RSS is the underpinning technology to much of what people call "web 2.0". It enables personalisation of your own internet space with news/info feeds that you have subscribed to.

    And, RSS within e-mail is something that you can now do with Office 2007 on Windows and which you can also do with Mail 3.0 (in Leopard). However, because that explanation still sucks, watch this video - "RSS in plain English":

  3. bjett92 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2007
    Indy, IN
    that video is awesome :D
  4. Frozentoast macrumors 6502


    Jun 19, 2007
    NewsFire is a great RSS Reader, a good replacement icon for it can be found here.
  5. jackc macrumors 65816


    Oct 19, 2003
    Use NetNewsWire Lite for free. It's very good, I'm not sure what else I would need that's not included.
  6. Me1000 macrumors 68000


    Jul 15, 2006
    And if you use their syncing feature, there is a mobile version, and a mobile safari specific version.

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