There are several definitions but the most popular definition is that RSS stands for 'Really Simple Syndication'. But, you may ask,
what does 'Really Simple Syndication' mean? It means having information delivered to your computer instead of you having to remember
to go get it. An RSS Reader detects and displays new information whenever it is updated.|
The Macro Express News and
What's New at Insight Software Solutions
email newsletters have been available for several years. These newsletters are sent whenever a new version of Macro Express or one of
our other products is available. However, more and more often we are hearing from customers who do not receive the newsletter. With
the increase in spam, anti-spam filtering programs and services are becoming more aggressive. Many ISPs are now starting to apply spam
filters before you even see your email messages. And we are finding that people are changing their email addresses more frequently.
The consequence is that many customers no longer receive our email newsletters.
As an alternative to the email newsletters we are now offering RSS Feeds for news and information about our products.
Using RSS is very simple. You need to install an RSS Reader program and then subscribe to RSS Feeds. Once you have subscribed to an
RSS Feed, your RSS Reader will display new information whenever that feed is updated.
An RSS Feed provides information about a specific topic. In addition to ours, RSS Feeds are available from an ever-growing number
of web sites such as
CNN, BBC News,
USA Today, and
You can identify a website with an RSS feed by looking for an image like
, or . These are often orange but may also be in other colors.
The details vary between RSS Readers but generally you click on the , or image
when you see it on a website and then open your RSS reader and perform some action like click on a button.
There are many different RSS readers. Some are low cost and others are free.
In addition, some browsers such as Firefox and
Opera will display information about RSS Feeds.
There are many web sites that describe RSS. Here are a few: