RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication - it's a great format for distributing and gathering content from sources across the Web, including newspapers, magazines, and of course weather sites. Web publishers use RSS to easily create and distribute news feeds that include links, headlines, and summaries.
The Christian Science Monitor, CNN, and CNET News are among the many sites that now deliver updated online content via RSS. Yahoo! News offers dozens of RSS feeds you can read in My Yahoo! or using third-party RSS news reader software. Yahoo! News also offers My Sources - a tab displayed at the top of each news section on the Yahoo! News front page.
If you already use RSS in My Yahoo!, we'll automatically import your current news feeds, so you can access them under the "My Sources" tabs.
Here's how it works: Say you've added an RSS feed from the business section of the New York Times to My Yahoo!. When you're signed in to Yahoo!, you'll see your New York Times business feed as an option under the My Sources tab at the top of the business module on the front page of Yahoo! News. When you're signed in, you can click on My Sources in Yahoo! News to add an RSS feed from hundreds of news sources. Just click Add Sources Now to add selected RSS feeds.
Note: Any changes to news feeds made here will appear on your Yahoo! News front page as well as your My Yahoo! page. You can create your own custom RSS news feeds using Yahoo! News Search. Just enter a topical keyword or search term (e.g., a person, company, country, or issue), and we automatically create an RSS feed to track the latest news search results for that topic. You can view this custom feed in My Yahoo!, Yahoo! News, or any RSS news reader.
Yahoo! News RSS feeds are free of charge for individuals and non-profit organizations for non-commercial use. Attribution (included in each feed) is required.
More About RSS: There are many stand-alone software programs used to collect, update, and display RSS feeds. Many of these are free. Some work from within your web browser or email client, while other work on your desktop. If you publish a blog, you may be interested in incorporating RSS feeds into your weblog to share with your readers. News aggregators (also called news readers) download and display RSS feeds for you. Many free and commercial news aggregators are available for download. You can find a variety of RSS news aggregators listed in the Yahoo! Directory.
Many aggregators are separate, stand-alone programs; other services let you add RSS feeds to a web page. My Yahoo! makes it easy to add RSS feeds to your My Yahoo! page; just click Add to My Yahoo! to the right of any link above. You can incorporate RSS content into weblogs for non-commercial use.