What is a news feed?
A news 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. News readers "subscribe" to news feeds, which means they download lists of stories at an interval that you specify (every 30 minutes, for example), and present them to you in your news reader. A news feed might contain a list of story headlines, a list of excerpts from the stories, or a list containing each story from the website. All news feeds will have a link back to the website, so if you see a headline / excerpt / story you like, you can click on the link for that piece of content and will be taken to the website to read it.
- You don’t have to deliver your personal data such as mail or name (you remain anonymous to the web editor).
- You don’t need to navigate in your favorite web sites to see what’s new. You receive them with just one click in your PC.
- You can choose the web sites you want to receive information from.
- You decide the frequency. The user decides when to receive new information.
- You choose when to erase this feed from your list, by doing that you end the communication you maintained with the web that publishes the news. This is a good alternative to avoid spam.
You can subscribe directly to these feeds using your favorite RSS feed reader, which is a client software that manages RSS subscriptions. To do this, copy the link of the service you want to subscribe to and paste it on your reader.
In this address: http://blogspace.com/rss/readers you will find a list of readers. Some of them are free while others are not. Two good readers are: Feedreader (GNU license, freeware), which requires PC installation. Microsoft Office also provides some great options for you to subscribe to these feeds through Outlook. Please see these instructions within Microsoft Office.
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