What is RSS?
RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. It is a new technology for web users that allows subscribed individuals to view up-to-the-minute information and news media.
How do I subscribe?
To get started you need a news reader. News readers are either web-based or downloadable software programs that enable users to view RSS Feeds quickly and easily. A news reader periodically checks each RSS Feed to which you are subscribed, gathers new news items that have been published, and displays the results. Some reader programs have a product registration fee, but free news readers are also available:
I've downloaded a news reader, now what?
After installing the downloaded reader onto your computer, you will need to locate news feeds to subscribe to. Currently, News Releases
, Interim Highlights
, and the new web log, Today in the Legislature
are available. To subscribe, copy this url: http://www.legis.state.wv.us/RSS/rss.xml
, go to your news reader, select add new channel and paste the url into the space provided. Available pages are designated on the Legislature's Web site by this icon,
West Virginia’s RSS Feed was dubbed by the National Conference of State Legislatures
in 2007 as one of the “25 Great Online Ideas Worth Stealing”.