RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is an XML-based format for distributing and aggregating Web content (such as news headlines).
Using RSS, Web content providers can easily create and disseminate feeds of data that include, for example, news links, headlines, and summaries. Other sites using RSS to deliver content to a wider audience include Yahoo!. Christian Science Monitor and CNET News.com.
Mount Vernon News is now offering feed in the RSS format. The feeds are free of charge to use for individuals and non-profit organizations for non-commercial use. Attribution is required.
The feeds are provided free of charge for use by individuals and non-profit organizations for personal, non-commercial uses. We ask that you provide attribution to the Mount Vernon News in connection with your use of the feeds.
If you provide this attribution in text, please use: "Courtesy of the Mount Vernon News."
The Mount Vernon News also reserves the right to require you to cease distributing these feeds at any time for any reason.
Typical applications for consuming or using RSS include:
Using a program known as a News Aggregator to collect, update and display RSS feeds
Incorporating RSS feeds into weblogs
News Aggregators (also called news readers) will download and display RSS feeds for you. A number of free and commercial News Aggregators are available for download. Popular news readers include AmphetaDesk, NetNewsWire, and Radio Userland.
Another way many people use RSS feeds is by incorporating content into weblogs, or "blogs". Blogs are web pages comprised of usually short, frequently updated items and web links.
Blogging as a publishing tool is used for many purposes: traditional journalism, personal journals, group discussions around a topic, and many combinations in-between.
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