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Help yourself at the Feed Factory (12 Jan 2006)
For those who think that RSS is a government department, think again. RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication, and it's the latest craze in the world of the Internet, allowing information to be delivered directly to computer desktops and to be dynamically updated as and when the information changes.

Over the last year, RSS feeds have tended to be the domain of footie fans and news junkies, but thanks to a new BBC website, the Feed Factory, opens up the world of the RSS feed to more people and more subjects than ever before all free of charge.

The Feed Factory ( is aimed at both technophobes and technophiles. For those less confident on the web, the site sets out to demystify the world of RSS feeds, explaining in jargon-free terms what they are, how they work, and how you can set one up.
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