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Newgrounds Wiki: RSS

Those up on the latest Internet wizardry know that RSS feeds are the easiest way to stay on top of things.

For these people, we currently offer several official Newgrounds syndicated feeds:

Daily Top Five, a daily summary of each day's top submissions

Weekly Top Ten, a list containing the very best submissions, published every Wednesday

Site News, the last few News posts made by Newgrounds Administrators

Latest Submissions to have passed through judgment in the Flash Portal

Weekly Top 5 Audio Submissions

We understand not everyone has the time to pore over every submission, rating them and writing reviews, but just want to quickly glance over a list of our top submissions. That's where RSS comes in. Using these feeds, anyone with a news aggregator program can automatically receive summaries of the very best games and movies without even visiting the Portal. From there, a user can decide which are of most interest and follow a link directly to the entry.

What is RSS, exactly?

Without getting technical, RSS is content publishing.

You know how news organizations use services like the Associated Press to run articles from other newspapers? That's syndication. Such a system allows a single newspaper to take content from all over the world and publish it in one convenient location for its readers.

RSS is the same basic principle applied online, where professional websites and independent weblogs publish an infinite amount of content every day. Instead of scanning a dozen websites for your daily news fix, imagine bringing their content automatically to your computer. By using an RSS reader (or "news aggregator"), this is not only possible but extremely easy.

If you're still not convinced, think of it as an email program for news: you could log in to three separate webmail accounts, or check all three at once with a single application on your computer. And if you're still not convinced, don't use them! We don't really care how you organize your time and frankly we'd rather have you around anyway!