What is RSS?
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RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is an XML-based format for distributing and aggregating web content (such as sites recently added to the Yahoo! Directory).
Using RSS, web content providers can easily create and disseminate feeds of data that include, for example, site links, site titles, and summaries. Other sites using RSS to deliver content to a wider audience include the Christian Science Monitor and CNET News.com.
What kind of content does the Yahoo! Directory offer via RSS?
The Yahoo! Directory is a human-created and maintained library of web sites organized into categories and subcategories. Yahoo! editors review these sites for potential inclusion in the Directory, and to evaluate the best place to list them.
The Yahoo! Directory is now offering the following feeds in RSS format. The feeds are free of charge to individuals and nonprofit organizations for non-commercial use. Attribution (included in each feed) is required.
The feeds are provided free of charge to individuals and non-profit organizations for personal, non-commercial uses. We ask that you provide attribution to the Yahoo! Directory in connection with your use of the feeds.
If you provide this attribution in text, please use: "Yahoo! Directory." If you provide this attribution with a graphic, please use the Yahoo! Directory logo that we have included in the feed itself.
We reserve all rights in and to the Yahoo! Directory logo, and your right to use the Yahoo! Directory logo is limited to providing attribution in connection with these RSS feeds.
Yahoo! Directory also reserves the right to require you to cease distributing these feeds at any time for any reason.
How can I use RSS?
Typical applications for consuming or using RSS include:
- Using a program known as an "Aggregator" to collect, update, and display RSS feeds
- Incorporating RSS feeds into weblogs
RSS Aggregators will download and display RSS feeds for you. A number of free and commercial RSS Aggregators are available for download. Popular RSS Aggregators include Sage, Thunderbird, and Radio Userland.
Many aggregators are separate, "stand-alone" programs such as those listed above; other services let you add RSS feeds to a web page. You can easily add RSS feeds to your My Yahoo! page by clicking the "Add to My Yahoo!" button to the right of each link above.
Many people use RSS feeds to incorporate content into weblogs, or "blogs." Blogs are web pages that usually include short, frequently updated items and web links. Blogging as a publishing tool is used for many purposes, including traditional journalism, personal journals, group discussions, or some combination of these functions.
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