What is RSS?
The acronym RSS stands for "Really Simple Syndication." RSS is a simple XML-based system that allows users to subscribe to content from their favorite Web sites.
What is a news feed reader?
A news feed reader, also known as a news aggregator, is software that lets you subscribe to RSS feeds. It will automatically check your news feed subscription list and display any updated content that it finds.
What's the Benefit?
Your feed reader will tell you when there is new news from Indiana Law. Read what you want, when you want. You can search news and see old news, too.
What About Podcasts?
If we include an audio recording with our news, your feed reader will offer to download that to your computer or a portable device. You can listen to the recording when you want to. Or share the recording. If you use an Apple iPod, you can use iTunes to manage your podcasts on your iPod. On the iTunes Advanced menu, choose Subscribe to Podcasts. You will be asked for a feed address. Copy our feed's address into the window. iTunes will examine our feed, adding any audio recordings it finds to your iTunes library.
View the Indiana Law news feed and you will be prompted to subscribe with your Web browser or feed reader, if you have one.
You might read our feed with a program like FeedDemon (for Microsoft Windows) or NetNewsWire (for Apple Mac). NewsGator and your personalized Yahoo or Google page show feeds without specialized software.
Today's more capable web browsers are another option. Mozilla Firefox 1.5 or later (on all operating systems), Microsoft's Internet Explorer 7, Opera, and Apple's Safari on the Mac all support feed reading in different ways. When your Web browser shows an image like next to our address, that's your signal that it has detected our feed. Click the image and follow the browser's instructions.