What is RSS?

Basics:
Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is a fast and easy way to access information from your favorite site. Your feed reader or RSS reader will get a notification as soon as your favorite site is updated, and if you want to read it, you can select to do so.

What's the potential advantages of RSS?
Well, the advantages are pretty clear. The first thing is that you don't have to unsubscribe to stop following a website. There is no login required to get updates. And best of all, it keeps your bookmarks tab from getting too full on your browser. And the most obvious advantage is a fast, easy look at which of your favorite sites has recently updated.

How do I get RSS feeds?
The only one I know is Google Reader but that's only because I'm fairly new to feeds myself. However, there are literally hundreds of readers out there. Here's a site that lists their top 10 pick of readers, also, if you want to check out a different reader.

Ok, I have a reader now how do I add sites?
 To get feeds from your favorite site, look for the orange symbol like the one in our side bar (right about the black "Love The Undergraduate?" sign OR like the orange symbol which should be up in your address bar on the right hand side. It should look like this:





That's it!
Now you're done. Go to your reader (whether it be @ google.com/reader or on your computer) and you should see updates of your favorite site! And when you want to stop getting updates, it's as easy as a simple click of the button.

Enjoy!

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