What is RSS?

RSS FAQ's


What is news feed?


News feed allow you to see when websites have added new content. You can receive the latest headlines in one place, as soon as they are published, without having to visit the websites you have taken the feed from.


Feeds are also known as RSS (Really Simple Syndication).


How do I start using feeds?


In general, the first thing you need is something called a news reader. This is a piece of software that checks the feeds and lets you read any new articles that have been added. There are many different versions, some can be accessed using an internet browser, and some are downloadable applications. Of course, there are some that are part of Outlook and Gmail too.


Internet browser-based news readers let you catch up with your RSS feed subscriptions from any computer, whereas downloadable applications let you store them on your main computer.


Once you have chosen a news reader, all you have to do is to decide what content you want to receive. For example, if you would like the latest entertainment stories, simply visit the Entertainment section and you will notice an orange button on the left hand side


If you click on the RSS button you can subscribe to the feed in various ways, including by dragging the URL of the feed into your news reader or by cutting and pasting the same URL into a new feed in your news reader.


How do I get a news reader?


There is a range of different news readers available and new versions are appearing all the time.


Different news readers work on different operating systems, so you will need to choose one that will work with your computer.



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