RSS Feed


YIWS now has a RSS feed!

RSS (most commonly translated as “Really Simple Syndication” but sometimes “Rich Site Summary”) is a family of web feed formats used to publish often updated works—such as blog entries, news headlines, audio, and video—in a standardized format. An RSS document (which is called a “feed”, “web feed”, or “channel”) includes full or summarized text, plus meta data such as publishing dates and authorship. Web feeds benefit publishers by letting them syndicate content automatically. They benefit readers who want to subscribe to timely updates from favored websites or to total feeds from many sites into one place. RSS feeds are read using software called an “RSS reader”, “feed reader”, or “aggregator”, which are web-based, desktop-based, or mobile-device-based. A standardized XML file format allows the information published once and viewed by many programs. The user subscribes to a feed by entering into the reader the feed’s URI or by clicking an RSS icon in a browser that initiates the subscription process. The RSS reader checks the user’s subscribed feeds regularly for new work, downloads any updates that it finds, and provides a user interface to watch and read the feeds.

RSS formats use XML, a generic specification for data format creation. Although RSS formats have evolved since March 1999, the RSS icon (“Feed-icon.svg“) first gained widespread use between 2005 and 2006.

Just click the RSS icon on the YIWS Home Page

; KK

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