What are News Feeds?
News feeds allow you to see when websites have added new content. You can get the latest
headlines and video in one place, as soon as it's published, without having to visit the
websites you have taken the feed from.
Feeds are generally known as RSS which
are just web pages, designed to be read by computers rather than people.
How to use RSS Feeds
There are a number of ways to use RSS Feeds.
Modern Web Browser
Most modern browsers, including Firefox, Opera, Internet Explorer, Safari and Chrome automatically
check for feeds when you visit a website, and display the orange RSS icon when they find one. Many
of them allow you to add RSS feeds as a browser favourite or bookmark folder, automatically updating
them with the latest content.
Web-based News Reader
Web-based news readers check feeds and displays any new articles that have
been added. They let you catch up with your RSS feed subscriptions from any
computer, making this option useful if you want to access the feeds from multiple
computers or devices.
Desktop News Reader
Some email software allows you to read RSS feeds. In addition, there is dedicated news reader
software available that you can download and install on your computer.