RSS iconWhat is an RSS Feed and What Does It Mean?

The acronym RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication, and is used to describe the technology used in creating feeds.

RSS feeds provide frequently updated content published by a website. They are commonly used for news and blog websites, but are also used for distributing other types of digital content, including pictures, audio, or video. Feeds can also be used to deliver audio content (usually in MP3 format) which you can listen to on your computer or portable device. This is referred to as podcasting.

A feed can have the same content as a webpage, but it's often formatted differently. When you subscribe, the web browser automatically checks the website and downloads new content so you can see what is new since you last visited the feed.

How to Subscribe to Carolinas HealthCare System Feeds and Add to Your Reader

You will need an RSS reader. Some browsers have built in rss readers that can be utilized. (For IE8: Add each feed manually by clicking on XML icon next to the feed.)

View a list of Carolinas HealthCare System feeds

How Can I View My Subscribed Feeds?

  • IE8: You view feeds on the Feeds tab in the Favorites Center. To view your feeds, click the Favorites button, and then click Feeds.

Does a Feed Subscription Cost Money?

No, it's usually free to subscribe to a feed.

View list of CHS RSS feeds and subscribe

Sources: Internet Explorer (IE) Help Section (F1); SiteMaker CMS, Google

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