To subscribe to an RSS feed from CTI, choose a reader from the list of popular Web-based or desktop services to the right followed by selecting a feed from the list of available feeds below. Alternatively, if your preferred reader is not among those listed to the right, right-click the icon or the accompanying link from the list of available feeds below and copy and paste the link to your RSS reader client.
More detailed information is provided below.
Access to RSS feeds from CTI is governed by additional RSS Terms of Service.
RSS allows users who subscribe to a feed to keep updated on frequently changing content. RSS employs an XML-based structure that includes a title, date, brief description and a link to the Web page containing the full text of the content.
RSS feeds can be read utilizing software on your computer (an RSS reader client or aggregator) or access to a Web-based service that offers the same functionality. Recent versions of many Web browsers now have built-in RSS aggregators, so check first before downloading.
Like an email program or Web browser, an RSS reader serves as a kind of information portal by providing a real-time interface to the feeds you select.
Different RSS readers provide varying methods for subscribing to feeds, but the following instructions typically work for most readers:
The feed should now be added to your list of feeds in your reader. Your news reader is now configured to automatically display new updates to the feed.
If your browser supports a built-in RSS aggregator, clicking the icon or the accompanying link directly will present an option to subscribe to the feed.
For users of popular Web-based or desktop services, you can click an icon at the right to select the desired service followed by clicking the appropriate icon from the list above to subscribe to the feed.
First, with RSS, you don't give out your e-mail address. This means fewer organizations and people will know your email address and you will potentially get less spam e-mail as a result.
Secondly, the new content that you receive via RSS doesn't go into your e-mail inbox. All content is stored and viewed by you using the RSS reader software or Web-based service you have configured. This means less clutter from mailing lists.
A third benefit is that the feeds you subscribe to are automatically organized by feed. Unlike e-mail, where all new mail displays as one big list in your inbox, RSS readers typically display feeds separately from each other and manage each feed independently.
Finally, RSS tends to be much more timely than most e-mail notifications.
Choose from these Web-based feed readers:
Or from these desktop feed readers:
Or use your browser's built-in RSS aggregator: