RSS Feeds for The Tech
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1. What is RSS?
RSS (which some believe stands for Really Simple Syndication) is an XML format used to distribute content online. Websites such as this one can publish RSS feeds that various applications (such as news aggregators, rss readers, browsers, etc) can use to relay content to you in real time.
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2. How do I subscribe to the feed?
If you have an application such as a news reader installed already, you should be able to click on one of the links above and follow the instructions from there. Otherwise, you can manually add the url of the feed (for example, http://tech.mit.edu/rss/tech.xml) in your rss application or online reader.
Refer to the documentation for your RSS reader for more details.
3. What's the difference between 'Brief' and 'Full'?
The Brief feeds provide just the headline and lede (first few lines) of each article, similar to the content seen on our main page. The Full feeds provide the entire contents of the article.
4. How often is content updated?
The feeds are updated in real-time when content is added to our website. This happens regularly based on our Publication Schedule, and unpredictably with breaking news.
5. Which RSS format are you using?
6. I think there's an error, whom should I contact?
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.