Are you sick of looking at dozens of sites on the web for what interests you? Is "surfing" becoming more like a cold plunge every morning?
If so, then Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is for you... and an ever-growing number of others.
RSS is a way of grabbing news and information automatically and arranging it on your own site, My Yahoo, My MSN, Windows Live.com (Beta), or similar 'make your own' pages, or having stories delivered into your e-mail programme, or even straight onto the desktop of your computer.
It's a very simple way of personalising the internet for you, cutting down on searching time and making it easy to stay right up to date.
Dorset Echo offers RSS feeds from a range of news, sport, and entertainment channels, so you can now have the latest headlines, sports news, movie reviews, even competitions, as soon as they're published. Updates are automatic, and they're absolutely free!
Getting started is easy. All you have to do is decide which way you want to receive your news updates (whether to a My Yahoo page, straight to your web browser, or to your desktop) and download an appropriate RSS reader. Some browsers, like Firefox and Safari already have an RSS reader built in. Other browsers and e-mail programmes will soon have built in readers too.
Google offers a pretty good list of what's currently available.
Don't forget to read our Terms and Conditions before taking a Dorset Echo RSS feed.