What is RSS?
In a world heaving under the weight of billions of web pages,
keeping up to date with the information you want can be hard work!
Wouldn't it be better to have the latest news delivered
directly to you, rather than clicking from site to site?
Using RSS allows you to see when sites from all over the
internet have added new content. On Home Xchange Vacation you can get the latest
properties in your favourite destinations, as soon as they are registered,
without having to remember to visit the site every day.
Not all websites currently provide RSS, but it is growing
rapidly in popularity and many others, including the New York Times and CNN do
How do I start using RSS
In general, the first thing you need is something called a news
reader. This is a piece of software that checks RSS feeds and lets you read any
new articles that have been added to them. There are many different versions,
some of which are accessed using a browser, and some of which are downloadable
applications. Browser-based news readers let you catch up with your RSS feed
subscriptions from any computer, whereas downloadable applications let you store
them on your main computer, in the same way that you either download your e-mail
using Outlook, or keep it on a web-based service like Hotmail.
Once you have chosen a news reader, all you have to do is to
decide what content you want to receive in your news reader, by finding and
subscribing to the relevant RSS feeds. For example, if you would like the latest
properties registered in France, simply visit the France area on the world map
and you will notice an orange RSS button on the left hand side.
If you click on the button you can subscribe to the feed in
various ways, including by dragging the URL of the RSS feed into your news
reader or by cutting and pasting the same URL into a new feed in your news
How do I get a news
There is a range of different news readers available. Google
offer a free newsreader:https://www.google.com/reader