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What Is RSS?

RSS (most commonly expanded as "Really Simple Syndication") is a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated web pages—such as blog entries. An RSS document (which is called a "feed" or "web feed") includes full or summarized text.

RSS feeds can be read using software called an "RSS reader", "feed reader", or "aggregator", which can be web-based, desktop-based, or mobile-device-based. The RSS reader checks the user's subscribed feeds regularly for new work, downloads any updates that it finds, and provides a user interface to monitor and read the feeds.

In practice, the later versions of all the common browsers have built in RSS readers, unless you have an older browser, you are unlikely to need a specific RSS reader.

What this means in practice is that you can keep up with all the updates to My Indian Food without having to check the site to see if anything has changed.

Whenever I write a new page or update an old one, I usually push it out through RSS. This is really easy - no spam. you just subscribe and unsubscribe. as you wish - no need to even give out an email address.

How Do You Get Started?

Download a free RSS Reader (just use your browser and don't download software). This is special software that reads the all the "RSS feeds" that you want to subscribe to

Windows -- RssReader

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

Right-click (control-click for Mac users) on any

symbol that you see

. 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.

Just use your browser?

The RSS readers are pretty cool and easy to use - and the anti-virus software trusts them - but you can, if you prefer, view RSS feeds through your browser. Google, Yahoo! and others have simple one-step solutions.

Just click on one of their buttons that you see in the bottom left corner of every page.

Follow the instructions after that. .

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