What is RSS?
RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Syndication, which is a web format used to deliver frequently updated content such as news, blog posts, or podcasts to people without their having to check individual websites manually.
By subscribing to a website, blog, or podcast's "RSS feed", the latest headlines, topic summaries, or titles are automatically delivered to a user's RSS reader (sometimes called an aggregator). Clicking on those headlines/summaries/titles takes you to the full content, or downloads the podcast. For a plain English explanation of RSS, click here for a video from bliptv and click here for the wikipedia definition.
How can I subscribe to RSS feeds?
You will need a news reader. This is a small software program that can either stand alone or is embedded in a browser. Sites like bloglines, Google, and Yahoo offer news readers. Browsers such as Firefox, Opera, Safari and Internet Explorer 7 can pick up RSS feeds automatically.
St. John's offers an RSS feed from:
- Daily Bulletin
- School News
- Athletics News
- Spiritual Reflections (Reflections from Community Members)