Website feeds explained

Paul Boag

A website feed (also known as RSS) is an easy way for you to keep updated automatically on websites you like. Instead of you having to go to websites to see if they’ve written a new article or feature, you can use a website feed to inform you every time the site have something new.

How can I make use of website feeds?

In general you need to get hold of a program called a News Reader or a web page that supports RSS such as My Yahoo. This displays website feeds from your chosen sites on your computer. All you then have to do is choose which feeds you want, for instance, a feed of

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How do I get a news reader?

There are a range of different News Readers available; click here to find links to the most popular products, many of which are free to install. Different News Readers work on different operating systems, so you will need to take this into account when you make your choice.

Still confused?

If my waffle has not helped then check out the BBC website which has an excellent description of RSS and how it works.