What is an RSS Feed

What is an RSS Feed

What is RSS?

RSS stands for "Really Simple Syndication". It is a way to easily distribute a list of headlines, update notices, and sometimes content to a wide number of people.

Is RSS useful to me?

Most people are interested in many websites whose content changes on an unpredictable schedule. Repeatedly checking each website to see if there is any new content can be very tedious.

Email notification of changes was an early solution to this problem. Unfortunately, when you receive email notifications from multiple websites they are usually disorganized and can get overwhelming, and are often mistaken for spam.

RSS is a better way to be notified of new and changed content. Notifications of changes to multiple websites are handled easily, and the results are presented to you well organized and distinct from email.

How does RSS work?

RSS works by creating and maintaining a list of website updates or notifications in a standard way. This list of notifications is called an "RSS Feed". Special computer programs called "RSS aggregators" have been developed that automatically access the RSS feeds of websites you care about on your behalf and organize the results for you. (RSS feeds and aggregators are also sometimes called "RSS Channels" and "RSS Readers".)

Does the RSA.ie website have an RSS Feed?

Yes we do.

Below is the link you’ll need to copy and paste into your RSS reader

http://www.rsa.ie/Utility/News/RSS-News/