Podcasting is a new method of distribution for media files on the Internet. You do not need an iPod to listen to a Podcast; any music player or home computer will do. Just subscribe to a podcast�s RSS feed and syndicated content will automatically be delivered to your computer or portable device. All you need is podcatching software, also known as RSS feed readers or aggregators. These programs periodically check for newly published content delivered by RSS. To learn more about RSS, please visit Wikipedia for additional information.
About RSS FeedsWhat is RSS?
RSS - an acronym for "Really Simple Syndication" or "Rich Site Summary" - is an easy way for you to stay updated about newly published content on your favorite Web sites. RSS technology delivers new content directly to your desktop so you no longer need to surf from site to site looking for the latest information.
How do I begin using RSS?
To use RSS technology, you need something called a feed reader. Some feed readers are downloadable, and others are accessible through your Web browser. Feed readers take RSS-enabled Web pages that you have selected and scan them for updates.
How do I obtain an RSS Feed Reader?
There are many RSS feed readers available, many of which are free of charge. The following is a list of options:
What do I do once I've downloaded a feed reader?
Once you've downloaded a feed reader, you can start subscribing to feeds on your favorite Web sites. All you need to do is copy and paste or drag the URL of the RSS-enabled Web page you wish to receive updates from into your feed reader. The following URL will provide you with all new Gartner Voice podcasts: http://www.gartner.com/it/products/podcasting/rss/asset_137461_2635.xml
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