How do I start using Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds?

In general, the first thing you need is something called a news reader. This is a piece of software that checks RSS feeds and lets you read any new articles that have been added to them. There are many different versions, some of which are accessed using a browser, and some of which are downloadable applications. Browser-based news readers let you catch up with your RSS feed subscriptions from any computer, whereas downloadable applications let you store them on your main computer, in the same way that you either download your email using Outlook, or keep it on a web-based service like Hotmail.

Once you have chosen a news reader, all you have to do is decide what content you want to receive in your news reader by finding and subscribing to the relevant RSS feeds.

Haywood County Government RSS Feed

For example, if you would like the most recent updates from Haywood County Government, simply visit our homepage and you will notice an orange RSS button on the left hand side.

If you click on the button you can subscribe to the feed in various ways, including:

  • Dragging the URL of the RSS feed into your news reader
  • Cutting and pasting the same URS into a new feed in your news reader

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1. What is Real Simple Syndication (RSS)?
2. How do I start using Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds?
3. How do I get a news reader?
4. Why should I subscribe?