What are RSS Newsfeeds?
RSS (most commonly expanded as Really Simple Syndication) is
a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated
contentin a standardized format. An RSS document (which is called a "feed",
"web feed", or "channel") includes full or summarized text, plus
metadata such as date and title.
Web feeds benefit publishers by letting them syndicate content
automatically. They benefit readers who want to subscribe to timely
updates from favored websites or to aggregate feeds from many sites
into one place. RSS feeds can be read using software called an "RSS reader",
"feed reader", or "aggregator", which can be web-based, desktop-based, or
For more background see
There are many different newsreaders. AfricaFocus recommends Google Reader,
which offers the additional feature of translating the feed into your default
for Individual Newsreaders
Add all recent issues to your newsreader.
Or select recent issues on
for Your Website or Blog
If you publish a website or blog, there are easy ways to
include an automatically updated newsfeed, providing
additional content for your readers.
For an overview of the alternatives, see this article on
Displaying RSS Feeds.