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What is RSS?
Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is technology you can use to have information sent to you, rather than having to go look for it. Many web sites, including WVU Parkersburg's On-Line Newsroom, Twitter "tweets" and Student Services' Campus Events listings, offer RSS as a way to have information delivered to you.
RSS technology is used to create a "feed" (list) of headlines. RSS feeds enable you to get update notifications delivered directly to your desktop through the news aggregator software program of your choice. RSS offers a convenience because you can subscribe to feeds from several Internet sites and automatically pull together headlines from all the sources into one list. This lets you quickly browse the list of new content without visiting each site.
In order to receive RSS feeds, you need an RSS reader (Internet Explorer 7 has an RSS reader built into the browser, for instance. Look for the icon in the upper right hand corner of the browser). You then subscribe to the Web site from which you want to receive content, and the information will be delivered automatically to your RSS reader.