What is RSS?
How can I use RSS?
How do I get a news reader?
What is RSS?
With the millions of websites out there today it is almost
to keep up with even your most popular sites..
it be better to have the latest news and features delivered
directly to you, rather than clicking from site to site?
allows you to see when sites from all over the internet
added new content. You can get the latest headlines and
(or even audio files, photographs or video) in one place,
as they are published, without having to remember to visit
site every day.
takes the hassle out of staying up-to-date and will give
more time to work on your busisness.
feeds are just a special kind of web page, designed to
by computers rather than people. It might help to think
of them as
the free, internet version of the old-fashioned ticker-tape
all websites currently provide RSS, but it is growing
in popularity and many others, including the Cape Times,
York Times and CNN provide it.
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How do I start using RSS feeds?
In general, the first thing you need is something called
a news reader. This is a
piece of software that checks RSS feeds and lets you read
any new articles
that have been added to them.
There are many different versions, some of which are accessed
using a browser,
and some of which are downloadable applications.
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, in the same way that you either download
your e-mail using
Outlook, or keep it on a web-based service like Hotmail.
you have chosen a news reader, all you have to do is to
content you want to receive in your news reader, by finding
to the relevant RSS feeds. For example, if you would like
SABusinessHub News stories, simply visit the Entertainment
section and you will
notice an orange RSS button on the left hand side.
you would like the latest SABusinessHub News World video
stories, visit the
World section of the SABusinessHub News player and click
on the RSS button
at the bottom of the World section.
you click on the button you can subscribe to the feed
ways, including by dragging the URL of the RSS feed into
reader or by cutting and pasting the same URL into a new
your news reader. Most sites that offer RSS feeds use
orange RSS button, but some may just have a normal web
browsers, including Firefox, Opera and Safari, automatically
check for RSS feeds for you when you visit a website,
an icon when they find one. This can make subscribing
to RSS feeds
much easier. For more details on these, please check their
do I get a news reader?
There is a range of different news readers available
new versions are appearing all the time.
news readers work on different operating systems,
so you will need to choose one that will work with