What is RSS?
RSS is Really Simple Syndication, or sometimes Rich
Site Summary, an XML file format used for Web syndication that
allows you to stay up to date with websites that change
their content regularly. An RSS reader, also known as
an RSS aggregator, collects all the information from
the RSS feeds that you subscribe to, allowing you to
browse all of this content without having to visit each
website. To learn more, visit the wikipedia entry on
Where can I get an RSS reader?
There are many RSS readers available on the Windows,
Macintosh OS X, Unix, and Linux platforms, and many
of them are available as free downloads.
For Macintosh OS X users, we recommend NetNewsWire.
Scroll to the bottom of the linked page to find the
free "lite" version that will satisfy most user's needs.
For Windows users, we recommend FeedDemon.
Some web browsers have built-in support for subscribing
to RSS feeds, including Apple's Safari on Macintosh
OS X (10.4 Tiger only). The Firefox
browser for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux can also aggregate
RSS feeds in the form of Live Bookmarks. Depending on
how you like your RSS feeds displayed, these in-browser
solutions may not have enough features to replace a
standalone RSS reader.
You can also use free web services to subscribe to
RSS feeds. Bloglines
is an excellent service that will let you view all of
your RSS feeds from one web page.
If you would like to see a list of RSS readers available on all of the major computing platforms, visit Google's directory of news readers.
RSS from chemistry.org
Stay up to date with the latest news by subscribing
to one of our RSS feeds. Through the use of an RSS newsreader,
links and a brief introduction to each update we
post can be made instantly available to you. If you
are interested in any of the stories that appear, simply
click on the link and you are taken to the information
on our website.
To get started, just copy the link of the feed(s) you
want to subscribe to into your news reader of choice,
and we'll take care of the rest:
RSS feeds from ACS
an RSS topic