About SAMHSA's Current Feed
What is RSS?
RSS, which stands for "Really Simple Syndication", is an XML-based format for sharing and distributing Web content, such as news headlines. These are sometimes referred to as "News Feeds". Using an RSS reader, you can view data feeds from various websites including headlines, summaries, links to full stories, and campaign & program information.
How do I access RSS?
There are two main ways that you can access RSS feeds:
- RSS/News Aggregators: RSS/News Aggregators (also called Readers) will download and display RSS feeds for you. A number of free and commercial News Aggregators are available for download.
Many aggregators are separate, "stand-alone" programs; other services will let you add RSS feeds to a Web page. Yahoo! users can add RSS feeds to your My Yahoo! page; to make this easier, you can click on the "Add to My Yahoo!" button to the right of each link above.
- Weblogs: 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.
Last updated: 05/20/2011