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What is an RSS feed?
The acronym RSS stands for "Really Simple Syndication." It's an increasingly popular way for Web sites to alert regular users to new content -- and for users to access that content. An RSS feed is a dynamically updated summary of a Web site's offerings. Whenever an RSS-enabled site adds fresh content, that content is automatically added to the site's feed or feeds.
By using a so-called RSS reader (see below) to subscribe to the feeds from your favorite sites, you'll know immediately whenever something new has been posted to those sites. Syndication means you don't have to visit each site individually to see what's fresh -- you can simply scan headlines and summaries and then click to be taken to the full content. That's the "really simple" part.
Christies.com feeds update as new Sales, Results, and Press Releases are added to the site, so you get up-to-the-minute information on the art market.
What is an RSS reader?
To use RSS, you will need an RSS reader, also known as an RSS aggregator. The reader provides a consolidated view of your subscribed content in a single browser display or desktop application.
There are many readers available, and most are free. Popular readers include My Yahoo!, Google Reader, Newsgator, Rojo, Pluck, and Bloglines. You can download a news reader that displays RSS feeds from the Web sites you select, or you can use a Web-based news reader and view RSS feeds directly on your personal page.
How do I subscribe to RSS feeds?
Click on a link on the left, then click on your news reader's icon and the feed will be automatically added to your news reader.