What is RSS?
RSS stands generally for Really Simple Syndication and it is the ideal way to receive the content you want from the web - delivered to your desktop in an easily manageable way.
Any site that displays the RSS button will be able to provide a constantly updated source of news and information delivered to your PC via a piece of software called an aggregator, or an RSS Reader.
This reader will check your favourite websites several times a day for new content, meaning you do not have to spend time surfing the web looking for updates.
The RSS reader will display the headlines and a brief synopsis of anything new it finds on your pre-selected favourites – allowing you to decide whether to click through to the site and read the whole story.
Alternatively, some newer web browsers (Firefox or Safari) offer similar functionality already built-in which will detect whether the website you are viewing offers an RSS feed and will then let you create a constantly-updated list of links in your 'bookmarks' menu.
To download a dedicated news reader it is also possible to use a Web-based news reader. For example, My Yahoo! users can now add RSS feeds directly to their personal page. Other options can be obtained signing up to Bloglines or using Google Reader.
Using the RSS reader of your choice or by integrating the feed into your blog (or online personal journal), you can access the latest Radio 1812 news and audio files available to download in your favorite environment!
How do you get started using RSS?
There are several ways of receiving RSS feeds and the technology is moving forwards, adapting very quickly. One of the main methods is to download a program called a 'News Reader'.
There are several News Reader programs available for all platforms, many of which are free. Readers include RSS Reader, Sharp Reader, NewsGator and Feed Reader. You will be able to find many other readers via any internet search engines.
You need to ensure that you have your RSS reader installed to display the feed correctly on your computer. If you don’t have an RSS reader, clicking on the RSS button will merely display a page of code.
Get Radio 1812 RSS Feeds
Once you have installed an RSS Reader, you can add Radio 1812 RSS feeds by clicking on the orange RSS button , copy the URL (http://www.radio1812.net/home/feed) from the address bar and then paste it in the appropriate field of your RSS Reader to instantly add Radio 1812 news and audio files to your RSS application. It's that simple!