RSS Feeds

If you’re new to RSS and syndication on the web, we hope this page offers a straightforward exploration of the purpose and promise these changes bring to Internet publishing and browsing as you know it now.

What is RSS?
“RSS” stands for Really Simple Syndication. RSS is a standard for publishing regular updates to web-based content. Using this standard, Web publishers provide updates, such as the latest news headlines or blog postings. Meanwhile, consumers use RSS reader applications (or one of a growing number of online services) to collect and monitor their favorite feeds in one place (RSS content from a publisher, viewed in one of these readers, is often called a “feed”).

  • Benefit to you: RSS makes reviewing a large number of sites in a very short time possible.
  • Benefit to us: RSS permits instant distribution of content updates to you.

How do I read RSS Feeds?
RSS/News Aggregators If you want to collect and browse feeds you have many choices, but there are two primary categories of feed reading applications: installable desktop programs and online services. RSS/News Aggregators (also called Readers) will download and display RSS feeds for you. There are many desktop applications for Windows and Mac OS system users, but two of our favorites are FeedDemon (Windows) and NetNewsWire (Mac OS X). Both require a small purchase price but are great for ease of use and come with dozens of feeds pre-loaded so you can explore the syndication “universe” right away. Free readers are available as well; a search for “RSS Reader” at popular search sites will yield many results.

If you would prefer to use an online service to track and manage your feeds, you have the advantage of being able to access your feed updates anywhere you use a web browser (and in some cases, on mobile devices). Also, any upgrades or new features are added automatically. The trade-off comes in different (some would say fewer) features and slightly slower performance versus desktop systems. NewsGator, Bloglines, and new RSS content capabilities in iGoogle (Highly recommended and simple to use) and My Yahoo! are probably the three best-known examples of web-based feed reading services. Blogs Another way many people use RSS feeds is by incorporating content into weblogs, or “blogs”. Blogs are web pages comprised of usually short, frequently updated items and web links. Blogging as a publishing tool is used for many purposes: traditional journalism, personal journals, group discussions around a topic, and many combinations in-between.

RSS Terms of Use
These RSS Terms of Use and Resurrection Life's Privacy Policy and our general Terms of Use govern your use of RSS. Any uses of RSS not granted herein are strictly prohibited. Prohibited uses include, but are not limited to, the incorporation of advertising or the placement of advertising associated with or targeted at the content of the RSS. You may not edit or modify the RSS feeds in any manner whatsoever. RSS feeds may be used only with platforms with a functional link which takes the viewer directly to the full article on the Site. You may not insert any intermediate page, splash page or any other content between the RSS link and the applicable article on the Site. Resurrection Life retains all ownership and other rights in the RSS content and in any and all Resurrection Life logos and trademarks used in connection with RSS feeds. If you provide attribution using a graphic, you must use the appropriate Resurrection Life logo incorporated into the RSS content or feed. Resurrection Life reserves the right to cease offering any or all of the RSS feeds at any time or to require you to cease distributing any or all of the feeds at any time for any reason. Resurrection Life assumes no liability for your activities in connection with the RSS feeds or for your use of the feeds in connection with your website.