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Web Feeds Explained

Keep up-to-date with news feeds! Web feeds are a way of finding out when fresh content has been issued by a site. Through using them, you can find out when new content is posted as it happens. And you don't have to go directly to a website to keep yourself in the know; a feed will provide publication updates for you.

RSS Feeds - What Are They?

Feeds of information are generally referred to as RSS feeds (which stands for 'Really Simple Syndication), and these are generated by a device to you. You can be selective with feeds - perhaps you want to follow a certain story in the news? Or you wish to keep up-to-date on a topic?

One way to opt for feeds you want to receive is by visiting a website and selecting RSS feeds from there. By clicking on the orange icon - RSS icon - you can start to receive feeds on new web posts.

How to get started

For RSS feeds to work you will need; a modern web browser or a particular news reader.

  • By using certain browsers, where applicable you will see the orange RSS icon when you visit a site. A number of these let web users make RSS feeds a 'favourite'/'bookmark' them. This means that the feeds are then kept up-to-date without you having to do anything further.

  • News readers - web-based news readers work by examining feeds and showing new content. They are also a way for you to see your feeds from other devices. Desktop news readers relate to certain email software letting individuals see RSS feeds.

After you have selected a news reader, pick the content you wish to find out about. You can do this by going to your chosen site, entering the chosen area of that site and looking for the orange RSS feed icon. By selecting this you are subscribing to the feed.

An individual can also drag a feed URL to a news reader/copy it into a new feed in a news reader.

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