University RSS Feeds

Would you enjoy having all the news, events, and announcements from all your favorite sites automatically delivered to you in one convenient place so that you don't have to visit each of those sites individually?

With RSS (Really Simple Syndication), you can. Thousands of sites worldwide and a growing number at UST now offer RSS feeds of their most popular content. University sites that publish RSS feeds include:

Most sites publish dozens of feeds on many topics. RSS gives you the option to subscribe to only those specific topics that are of interest to you.

How to Identify Sites That Offer RSS Subscription Feeds

Most sites that publish RSS feeds identify those feeds in one of several standard ways. On the site, look near the bottom of page for one of the following clues:

 

RSS Logo

XML Logo

Those text or graphic links typically lead to a page that contains a comprehensive list of all the RSS feeds that the site offers.

How to Read Your Subscriptions

 

Before you begin subscribing to RSS feeds, you need to make sure you have a place to read those subscriptions. Subscribers have several options for reading news. They can use:

  • A customizable personal portal, such as my.yahoo.com or iGoogle.
  • A desktop RSS news reader or aggregator, available for both Windows and Macintosh, such as FeedReader and Vienna.
  • An RSS-enabled browser, such as Safari or Firefox 2.0+.

How to Subscribe to an RSS Feed

 

Once you have selected and set up your personal site, news reader, or an RSS-enabled browser, you can subscribe to any RSS feed in a number of ways. You can:

 

  • On the RSS listing page, drag the orange RSS button for the item you're interested in into your News Reader.
  • On the RSS details page, drag the URL of the RSS feed into your News Reader.
  • On the RSS details, cut and paste the URL of the RSS feed into your News Reader.

 

Note: If you use My Yahoo or other web portal sites to read your subscriptions, please follow the procedures described on those sites to subscribe to a feed. Look for text similar to, "Add RSS by URL."

 

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