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rss-action.jpgWhat is RSS and how do I use it?

If you love LostReview.com, and I know you do, then you’ll want to subscribe to our RSS feed. By now most people have at least heard of the term RSS, but many still have no idea what it is. The idea behind RSS is to provide people with an easy way of receiving updates any time new content is published on a site. One official definition of RSS reads:

RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a family of Web feed formats used to publish frequently updated content including, but not limited to, blog entries, news headlines, and podcasts. An RSS document (which is called a “feed” or “web feed” or “channel”) contains either a summary of content from an associated web site or the full text. RSS makes it possible for people to keep up with web sites in an automated manner that can be piped into special programs or filtered displays.

Now that you know what RSS feeds are, how do you subscribe to them? You need to either use a desktop client, or you can use a web based one. I suggest using Google Reader, because it has a very clean interface, and allows you to read your subscriptions from any computer no matter where you are.

Once your set up with an RSS reader, start adding subscriptions to the sites you most frequently visit and you’ll never miss another update. The first subscription you should add is ours! The address is http://www.lostreview.com/feed/