Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is an XML-based format used to publish
frequently updated digital content. To use RSS, one employs an RSS reader
application to subscribe to a feed. A feed is simply a list of items,
each of which
typically includes a title, description and link to a web page. You can
think of an RSS feed as a browseable list of headlines (or previews)
that, when clicked, lead to web pages containing the full content.
PaleoPortal.org offers two RSS feeds:
PaleoWire Paleontology News: summaries of the latest
news from the world of Paleontology.
PaleoPortal Recent Additions: the site's most recently added items.
There are a number of ways to view RSS feeds. Newer web browsers,
including FireFox 2.0, Safari 2.0 and Internet Explorer 7, have
built-in RSS readers. Simply clicking on the RSS links at the bottom
of the page should cause the feed to display in such browsers. You may also install
RSS reader (sometimes referred to as "aggregator") software (see this list), or use
a web-based reader such as Google Reader.