The ALS Association

What Is RSS?

RSS (which stands for "Really Simple Syndication") is a popular means of sharing frequently updated content such as news headlines or podcasts, without requiring readers to constantly visit a Web site to see what's new. RSS feeds contain headlines and hyperlinks to longer articles or Web pages. The ALS Association's feeds are free of charge.

How can I receive RSS feeds?
RSS content can be read using software called a "feed reader" or an "aggregator." The user subscribes to a feed by entering the feed's link into the reader or by clicking an RSS icon in a browser that initiates the subscription process. The reader checks the user's subscribed feeds regularly for new content, downloading any updates that it finds.

There are many different versions of aggregators, some of which are accessed using a browser, and some of which are downloadable applications. News readers vary slightly in how they look and act, so you may find yourself testing several before settling on one. Google lists a number of news aggregators here: List of News Aggregators.

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