What is RSS?
RSS is an easy way for you to keep updated automatically on websites you like. Instead of you having to go to websites to see if they've written a new article or feature, you can use RSS (which stands for Really Simple Syndication) to get them to tell you every time they have something new.
BBC News now offers RSS feeds (or channels) for most of its sections, eg World, Business, etc.
How can I make use of RSS?
In general you need to get hold of a program called a News Reader. This displays RSS information feeds from your chosen websites on your computer.
All you then have to do is choose which RSS feeds you want for instance, an RSS feed of all the latest Entertainment stories from BBC News.
How do I get a News Reader?
There are a range of different News Readers available.
Different News Readers work on different operating systems, so you will need to take this into account when you make your choice.
How can I sign up to RSS feeds from BBC News?
Go to the section of BBC News with the headlines you are interested in (eg Election 2005). Click on the orange button that says 'RSS' on the left hand side of the page.
You then need to follow the instructions for your particular News Reader in order to add this XML feed to your RSS list.
Below is a selection of the Election 2005 pages available for syndication.