RSS stands for ‘Really Simple Syndication’ and is a way for you to keep up to date with regularly changing web content that interests you. Also known as ‘feeds’, ‘news feeds’ or ‘RSS feeds’, RSS is a bit like using ‘bookmarks’ or ‘favourites’, but instead of having to remember to go to each site you’ve bookmarked to check for anything new, RSS can make it come to you.
In order to do this you need something called an ‘RSS Reader’, and it’s possible you already have access to one:
- If you have a Google account, you can use Google Reader or add RSS feeds to your own iGoogle page;
- Mac users might already use Mac Mail which has its own reader;
- Mozilla’s Thunderbird also has a reader;
- Hotmail users can configure My MSN to gather RSS feeds;
- Yahoo users can use My Yahoo.
Alternatively, here’s a list of popular RSS readers you can download.
You can add as many RSS feeds to your reader as you like. It’s a bit like making your own newspaper, where the content changes as often as the feeds you subscribe to are updated. Although we don’t use it on this site, the RSS symbol looks like this: and is often used on websites to signal that an RSS feed is available.
Stories of the Journey Home RSS Feeds
Stories of the Journey Home has 5 separate RSS feeds, the first 4 are available on their respective pages as well as below. They are: