RSS (Really Simple Syndication) (also referred to as 'news feeds' or 'web feeds') is a technology that lets you see at a glance what's new on your favourite websites. The websites feed information out to you automatically, and you can choose whether or not to read the full article.
How do I use RSS?
When you see a feed that looks interesting, you can subscribe to it by clicking on the icon ('subscribe' in this case simply means 'add to my list' - it doesn't mean you have to pay).
First you'll need a feed-reader. There are many to choose from and most are free, but there are three general methods to chose from:
- Use a web-based reader, for example Feedly
- Some modern web browsers, such as Firefox and Internet Explorer (version 7 or higher) have basic feed-readers built right in
- Dedicated feed-reader apps that you can download and run on your computer or mobile device (these can often sync with the web-based readers above)
Here is a really useful video, which will help you get started using RSS.
Iriss currently publishes these RSS feeds. To subscribe, just follow the links below and add the feed (or feeds) that interests you to your reader of choice: