RSS Feeds

What is RSS?

In the web world, keeping up to date with the information you want can be a really time-consuming task. What if you could have the headlines you want delivered to you directly instead of having to go site by site every time? With RSS, this is possible.

RSS stands for "Really Simple Syndication". It allows you to choose the content you are interested in and have it delivered directly to your desktop, laptop or PDA.

It takes the hassle out of staying up-to-date, by showing you the very latest information that you are interested in.

Not all websites currently provide RSS, but it is growing rapidly in popularity.

How to use RSS?

In general, the first thing you need is something called a news reader. There are many different versions, some of which are accessed using a browser, and some of which are downloadable applications. All allow you to display and subscribe to the RSS feeds you want.

Once you have chosen a news reader, all you have to do is to decide what content you want. For example, if you would like the latest news from Technology Section, simply click on the orange  RSS  button displayed above.

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

Some browsers, including Firefox, Opera and Safari, have functionality which automatically picks up RSS feeds for you. For more details on these, please check their websites.

Getting a News Reader

There is a range of different news readers available and new versions are appearing all the time. Check the list at the right for the most popular choices.

Different news readers work on different operating systems, so you will need to take this into account when you make your choice.

Using our RSS in your site

We encourage the use of RSS feeds as part of a website. However, we do require that the proper format and attribution is used when displaying the RSS content.

We reserve the right to prevent the distribution of content and won't accept any liability for its RSS feeds. RSS Feeds