RSS (Rich Site Summary or Really Simple Syndication) is a
popular way to collect content, such as news headlines, without
requiring you to constantly visit a Web site to see latest
updates. Typical RSS feeds contain headlines, a brief description
and links to longer articles on the Web.
• Why Would
You Use RSS?
Simply put: to save time and bandwidth.
Instead of remembering to come to Cal State
Fullerton News, the news comes directly to you. CSUF RSS Headlines
contains summaries of news and events at the university sent
right at your virtual doorstep. [ view
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What's more, because RSS feeds carry a small
amount of data, it can be sent to any XML-compatible device
such as cell phones, PDAs or Blackberry without a lengthy
• How to
If you do not already have an
RSS reader, please review the listing on the right side bar
to get you started. There are many free or
little cost RSS readers to choose from–many are downloadable
software and some are free web-based readers which don't require
||If you would like to test an RSS reader,
we recommend you try a web-based reader such as My
Yahoo! or CNet's NewsBurst
• To View
CSUF News Feeds
Once you've obtained a feed reader, subscribing to an RSS
feed is simple—just look for the appropriate XML code.
Most Web sites that publish an RSS feed will display a tiny
orange box or button labeled "RSS" or "XML."
Click the button and your Web browser typically
goes to a page of cryptic code. Just copy the URL of that
page and plug it into your feed reader. The software will
then automatically retrieve and display that site's latest
Option 1: To
view CSUF News Feeds in your RSS Reader:
1. Copy the following URL:
2. Paste the URL into your reader.
Option 2: My Yahoo! users:
1. Click on the "Add to My Yahoo!" button.
2. Follow the instructions for adding the feed to your My
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