ECSU news and is now available through the ECSU RSS service. With ECSU RSS you can take ECSU headline news, free of charge, for individual, non-commercial use and incorporate them into your preferred newsreaders and web logs. We hope you enjoy this new service from Elizabeth City State University.

What is RSS?

RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is an XML format designed for sharing web content like news headlines. An RSS service (also known as an RSS channel) consists of a list of items, each of which contains a headline, description, and a link to a web page. For RSS service, the full content, such as a full-text article or video, is made available on and can be accessed via the Social Networking page.

How do I use RSS?

Subscribe with a RSS news reader
To use RSS, you will need a special RSS news reader or aggregator that will allow you to collect and display RSS service. RSS news readers allow you to view the service you select all together in the same place and, by automatically retrieving updates, stay current with new content soon after it is published.

There are many different news readers available, many for free. Most news readers are applications that you download and install.

After setting up your news reader, you will be ready to use ECSU RSS. To subscribe to ECSU RSS, right-click on one of the channels and select "Copy Shortcut" or "Copy Link Location" to copy the location (URL) of the service. Follow the instructions for your particular news reader, and then paste this location wherever it asks for the location of the service you wish to subscribe to. Listed below are some popular options:

Subscribe in NewsGator Online Subscribe in My Yahoo! Subscribe in My AOL
Subscribe in Rojo Subscribe in BlogLines Subscribe in NetVibes
Subscribe in Google Subscribe in Google

Some others are web-based service you sign-up for that work inside your browser. Listed below are some popular options:

Subscribe with a Web Browser
An RSS news reader is built into three of the new browsers available, Firefox, Safari 2 and Up, and in Internet Explorer 7. This browser feature allows you to view news headlines and events in your bookmarks toolbar. When the RSS feed updates, your bookmark automatically updates at increments set by the browser, no need to ever refresh.

When you visit an rss page, your browser will display the feed and give you the option to subscribe. Once on this page, subscribing involves clicking on the link and choosing where you want the feed to be stored, such as in your bookmark toolbar.

Want to read a story? Just click the bookmark to go straight to that item saving you time and mouse clicks.