What is an RSS feed?

Starting to notice those little orange boxes? What exactly is RSS and how do I know if I want it?

RSS is the future of the internet! You can use it to get newsfeeds from CNN or BBC, as well as just about anything else, including news on upcoming movies, DVD releases, your favorite band's tour updates, etc.

Once you get started, it's like having your favorite parts of the Web come to you. No need to go out and check for updates all the time.

No more bookmarks!

"RSS" means "Really Simple Syndication." But that is just a fancy way of saying that you can keep up with all the updates to Beach-Therapy without having to check the site every week to see "what's new." Whenever I put up a new page or update an old one, I release it through RSS. And...

I also include favorite beach pictures and make other special posts from time to time. It's kind of a small beach themed blog.

Yes, RSS is amazing. If you can't tell, I'm completely addicted to it. No e-mail. No spam. It's so easy to subscribe and unsubscribe. If you get tired of gorgeous beach pictures and up-to-date beach news, you just have to delete the feed.

And once you start, you'll soon be tracking all your other favorite interests and news in the world.

How do you get started?

Download free RSS Reader first (skip to bottom if you do not want to download software). This is special software that reads the "RSS feeds" from the largest news organizations right down to my little niche on the web...

Windows -- RssReader

http://www.rssreader.com/

Mac -- NetNewsWire

http://ranchero.com/netnewswire/

Once you're set up, here's all you have to do...

Right-click (control-click for Mac users) on any orange RSS button on a site, blog or news source that interests you. Start by right-clicking on the orange button below. Then...

Select Copy Shortcut ("Copy Link to Clipboard" for Mac), and paste that URL into your RSS Reader.

And that's it! You're subscribed.

Right-click and get started.

Don't want to download new software? Yahoo! and MSN have fantastic, one-step solutions. Just click one of the links to the left in my Nav bar.

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