What is the Purpose of RSS?

RSS is a very simple way for you to receive, directly on your computer, smartphone or other devices connected to the internet (through an RSS reader) up-to-date information about your favorite websites, without having to visit them one by one. This information is updated automatically. To receive RSS news the page must have the RSS service available and you must have an RSS reader.

If the web sites that interest you are updating their content, an RSS reader will save you a lot of time in this task. These sites will inform you (through your RSS reader). When you enter your RSS Reader, you will be automatically informed about all the news that has occurred in all the websites you have registered for.

In order to receive RSS news, you need two things.

  1. For that website to have the RSS service available. You will recognize it because they have the identifying logo.
  2. You must have an RSS reader, which can be of different types: an RSS reader installed on your computer (a program or software), the web browser itself, an email program or an online reader (one specific website where you can enter and see all your channels or RSS feeds together).

Once you have the program installed or you have registered with an online RSS on the web, you must register for those sites from which you wish to receive news. To register our site you must write http://www.sinchi.org.co/index.php?option=com_rd_rss&id=1. It is a very simple process. When you sign up, you can directly receive news and new articles from those web pages that interest you most.

RSS facilitates the management and publication of information and online news. RSS is a standardized way of distributing the information of the websites to the readers of those sites. This information is distributed through RSS sources or RSS Channels. Thanks to RSS, readers have a useful tool to stay informed about news and websites that are of interest to them, keeping and storing all the information in one place that is updated automatically.

Adapted from: http://www.rss.nom.es/