Dakota State University RSS Feeds
What is RSS and how can it help you?
RSS stands for "Really Simple Syndication" and enables visitors to view the news from their favorite Web sites in a single place and in an easy-to-read format. Most people use "feed readers" (also called an "aggregator" or "news aggregator") to view RSS feeds. Articles show up in a feed reader much like the way emails show up in an email client.
DSU has feeds that are specific to different visitors interests. We also have compiled ALL DSU news into a single feed. Choose your feed from the list above.
When you subscribe to an RSS feed, you can view the stories that interest you by simply clicking on the headline in your feed reader or bookmark toolbar. When you do, that story will open up in your feed reader or browser. Many RSS news items contain links to provide you with more detailed information. You can subscribe to RSS feeds from many different websites and easily keep track of the news and events that interest you.
How to use RSS feeds:
Feed readers are Web sites or separate programs that are designed to manage RSS feeds. There are tons of readers available on the Web or for download from the Web, many of which are free. If you don't already use an RSS reader here is a list of different websites and programs:
- Google Reader
- NewsGator Online
- Microsoft Outlook 2007
- Mozilla Thunderbird
- NetNewsWire for Mac OS
Most feed readers will allow you to enter a Web address directly. To do this, click the RSS feed you want to subscribe to from the list above. Either your feed reader will subscribe by itself, or you can copy the Web address (URL) from the address bar of the page and add it into your feed reader. You are now subscribed to the RSS feed and your reader will keep you up to date on the latest news from DSU.