RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication, or Rich Site Summary, or RDF Site Summary. It is a form of XML file designed specifically for syndicating web content, and contains headlines, text, links, and anything else made available to you by the publisher to view in a RSS viewer.

How does RSS work?
RSS funnels only the content you want to receive directly to your desktop – without using e-mail. It’s a great spam-free way of following your favourite news sites and blogs, and view them all in one browser.
Why are RSS feeds useful?

RSS feeds allow you to comb through an unlimited number of web sites, news feeds, events, headlines, and media without visiting each individual website to check for updates. Feeds update automatically, so you’ll save time and get the news that’s important to you instantly, on your desktop.

It’s that simple. No more fruitless web surfing.

How do you take advantage of IT World Canada’s RSS feeds?

Simple.Click on the rss icon in the top of your browser and subscribe to the appropriate feed.

Or by downloading an RSS reader. There are hundreds of readers available for free or for a very low price. To name a few:

Active Refresh Pluck FeedDemon FeedReader NewzCrawler RSS Reader NewsGator NewsFire

Alternatively, you can sign up for an online RSS reader, making it easy to access all your favourite web pages, news, and information from any computer hooked up to the net. Check out: BlogLines NewsIsFree

Once you have a reader downloaded, go to our website at

  1. Click on the Icon next to the feed you want to begin receiving.
  2. Once you are on the feed page, copy the URL from your browser’s address bar.
  3. Open your RSS reader, follow the instructions on how to add a new feed, paste our URL, and that’s it! Now you’ll get all the latest headlines on IT news that’s important to you.
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