|What is RSS?
The acronym RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication (or Rich Site Summary or others depending on who you ask).
More importantly, RSS is a web content syndication format - in other words, a process that allows content
to be delivered for free to subscribers.
Software programs called RSS readers download RSS feeds that
you subscribe to - feeds are presented as a list of headlines and excerpts. Each headline has a link
back to the web site it comes from, allowing you to read the entire story.
Why should I subscribe to an RSS feed?
An RSS feed saves you time. Instead of checking a web site to stay on top
of the latest news and updates, an RSS feed brings the information directly to you. Most of us get information
from multiple sources, so, instead of checking a bunch of different web sites you will get all that
information delivered to you.
RSS feeds are very
flexible. Depending on your preference and the type of reader and service you use, you can have updates
delivered to a personalized web page, your e-mail inbox or even delivered to a mobile device like a
cell phone or personal digital assistant.
What does the Commission offer in its RSS feed?
provides press releases, meeting notifications, reports from biologists and other field staff and legal
notices through its RSS feed.
The Commission has one RSS feed: http://fishandboat.com/news.xml
What do I need to use RSS?
Many popular web portals and software programs (including e-mail) now come ready to use RSS feeds. There
are also many RSS readers and compilers available for free download.