RSS FAQ

What are RSS feeds?

The acronym RSS stands for "Really Simple Syndication." It's an increasingly popular way for websites to alert regular users to new content—and for users to access that content. An RSS feed is a dynamically updated summary of a website's offerings. Whenever an RSS-enabled site adds new content—articles, blog posts, videos, or anything else—the content can automatically be added to the site's feed or feeds. By using an RSS reader (see below) to subscribe to the feeds from your favorite sites, you'll know immediately whenever new things are posted to those sites. An RSS feed is a site's syndicated content feed that you can subscribe to, using a news reader (also known as an aggregator). Syndication means you don't have to visit each site individually to see what's new — you simply scan headlines, brief article summaries, or forum posts from the feeds you subscribe to and click to read the full text. That's the "really simple" part.

Why subscribe to our RSS?

A feed (also known as an RSS feed) is a listing of a website's content. It is updated whenever new content is published to the site. You can "subscribe" to feeds, which means websites download lists of stories, blog items, or forums posts and present them to you in your feed reader. A feed might contain article summaries or feature headlines. All news feeds will have a link back to the website, so if you see a headline or story you like, you can click on the link and be taken to the website to read it.

What is an RSS aggregator/RSS reader?

To use RSS, you will need an RSS reader (also known as an RSS aggregator). The reader provides a consolidated view of the content you subscribe to in a single browser display or desktop application.

There are many readers available, and most are free. Some popular readers include My Yahoo!, Google Reader, Newsgator, Rojo, Pluck, and Bloglines. You can download a news reader that displays RSS feeds from the websites you select, or you can use a Web-based news reader and view RSS feeds directly on your personal page.

Why do I want RSS feeds?

Because our feeds update as new features and stories are added to the site, you get up-to-the-minute info on the latest food news, recipes, menus, restaurant reviews, videos, and more.

RSS uses an XML code that constantly scans the content of a website for updates and then broadcasts those updates to all subscribers through a feed. Your news reader will automatically check for updates and let you know when there is a new story to be read!

How do I subscribe to the RSS feeds?

At details.com, we make it easy. Simply click on the RSS icon on our site and it will take you to a particular feed's subscription page. One there, you simply click on your news reader's icon and the feed will be automatically added to your news reader.