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7.2 RSS feeds

RSS (Rich Site Summary) feeds provide automatic updates containing information from websites such as news headlines, blog posts, press releases, forum posts and content updates. You can organise your RSS feeds into folders by setting up a ‘feed reader’ (such as Newz Crawler, FeedDemon or Awasu for Windows; Newsfire or MetNewsWire for Mac OS X), and easily see which feeds are showing when new content is available. Look out for the orange RSS symbols when browsing and click on them to add available feeds to your feed reader. The BBC Newsfeeds page [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] has a useful guide to RSS feeds and feed readers which can help you get started. We examine RSS feeds in more detail in Section 7.6.