What are News Feeds?
News feeds allow you to see when websites have added new content. You can get
the latest headlines in one place, as soon as its published, without having to
visit the websites you have taken the feed from.
Feeds are also known as RSS. There is some discussion as to what RSS stands
for, but most people plump for 'Really Simple Syndication'. In essence, the
feeds themselves are just web pages, designed to be read by computers rather
How do I start using feeds?
In general, the first thing you need is something called a news reader. This is
a piece of software that checks the feeds and lets you read any new articles
that have been added. 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.
Once you have chosen a news reader, all you have to do is to decide what
content you want it to receive. For example, if you would like the latest news
from Manchester Airport, simply click on the orange button below.