What are news feeds?
A news feed is way to have a list of new web content (including press releases, news articles, audiocasts, and videocasts) sent right to your computer. News feeds are also called RSS. There really isn't good agreement on what the letters RSS stand for, but most people say it means Really Simple Syndication.
The easiest way to receive the news feed is with your Web browser. Most newer Web browsers (Firefox 2 and Internet Explorer 7, for example) allow you to subscribe to a news feed by simply clicking on a link to the news feed file and then clicking on another link to subscribe. After you have done this, the content of the news feed will be displayed in your bookmarks or favorites—depending on your Web browser. If you are using a browser that supports this feature, subscribe to the Great Smoky Mountain's news feed now by clicking on this link and then clicking on the subscribe link in the window that follows. Another way to receive the news feed uses a feed reader. Feed readers are simply software that can check the feeds of websites and present you with a list of the latest news from those sites. There are many different types. Some work with your Web browser and others are downloadable applications that work on their own.