What Is RSS?

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What Is RSS?

"The RSS button enables you to subscribe anonymously to the latest recipes from ediblyasian.info or any other RSS feeds on the Web (they're everywhere nowadays) to get newsfeeds from CNN, BBC, Yola or just about anywhere else.

Once you get started, it's like having your favorite parts of the Web come to you. No need to go out and check for updates all the time. No need for bookmarks!

"RSS" means "Really Simple Syndication." It's simply a facility that allows you to keep up with all the updates to ediblyasian.info without having to check the site every week to see "what's new." New pages and updates to old ones are released through RSS.

How do you get started? Just follow these simple instructions!

Download a free RSS Reader first (or skip to the bottom to learn about Web-based readers). These are variations of special software that read the RSS feeds...

Windows -- RssReader
http://www.rssreader.com/

Mac -- NetNewsWire
http://www.newsgator.com/Individuals/NetNewsWire/

or you may already have MS Outlook for example which has a reader built in.

Once you're set up, here's all you have to do...

Right-click (control-click for Mac users) on the orange RSS button on any page of this site, or any blog or news source that interests you. Select Copy link address ("Copy Link to Clipboard" on a Mac), and paste that URL into your RSS Reader.

That's it! You'll be subscribed.


You can also use a Web-based RSS reader, like My Yahoo!, My MSN, or iGoogle/Google Reader.

Add to Google Add to My Yahoo!
Add to My MSN Add to Newsgator Subscribe with Bloglines

Click on that button to add the RSS feed to that Web-based reader. If you don't yet have an account, you can set up one after clicking on the button.

Subscribe to recipe updates?

The inital subscription download will transfer the last 10 recipes by RSS into your news feed. Earlier recipes won't be sent. You can remedy this by contacting me on the contact form and I will send you the rest. Subsequently you will receive the updates and new recipes when they are added or amended. This will be automatic.

If RSS subscription seems over-whelming, then you are definitely not alone with this sentiment. Most people still subscribe to these services by email because they feel that RSS subcription is too complex, I think it is something that needs to be addressed by web designers and RSS gurus :). You are certainly welcome to email subscribe to Edibly Asian. I would suggest that you have a go at RSS subscription. The RSS subscription really does simplify the whole process of gaining subscribed to information and makes it a very much at your convenience. Good luck whichever way you chose. I really do hope you enjoy your subscription to Edibly Asian.

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