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 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 than people.
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.
If you click on the RSS button you can subscribe to the feed in various ways,
including by dragging the URL of the feed into your news reader or by
cutting and pasting the same URL into a new feed in your news reader.
Most sites that offer feeds use a similar orange button, but some may
just have a normal web link.
Some browsers, including Firefox, Opera and Safari, automatically check
for feeds for you when you visit a website, and display an icon when they find one.
This can make subscribing to feeds much easier. For more details on these,
please check their websites.
WAN NEWS FEED
Copy and paste this URL to your news reader:
How do I get a news reader?
There is a range of different news readers available and new versions are appearing all the time.
Different news readers work on different operating systems, so you will
need to choose one that will work with your computer.
Using the WAN News feeds on your site
If you run your own website, you can display the latest headlines from other
websites on your own site using RSS. We encourage the use of the WAN News feed
as part of a website, however, we do require that the proper format and
attribution is used when WAN content appears. The attribution text should
read "WAN". You may not use any WAN logo or other WAN trademark. We reserve
the right to prevent the distribution of WAN News content and WAN does not
accept any liability for its feeds. Please see the Terms and Conditions for full details.