ISSUE 42

RSS Feed

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 it's published, without having to visit the websites you have taken the feed from. Feeds are also known as RSS.

What is RSS?

RSS stands for "Really Simple Syndication" -- it's a format for distributing and gathering content from sources across the Web, including newspapers, magazines, and blogs.

Web publishers use RSS to easily create and distribute news feeds that include links, headlines, and summaries.There are many sites that now deliver updated online content via RSS. In essence, the feeds themselves are just web pages, designed to be read by computers rather than people.

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

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 (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox etc.).

The Firefox browser supports Live Bookmarks, a system that detects RSS feeds and allows users to subscribe. Look for this icon in the bottom right corner of your browser or in the address bar, and click on it to subscribe. Feeds will appear in your Bookmarks list.

Some browsers, including Firefox, Opera, Safari, and Internet Explorer 7, automatically check for RSS feeds for you when you visit a website, and display an icon when they find one. This can make subscribing to RSS feeds much easier.

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.

News Aggregators (also called news readers) will download and display RSS feeds for you. Once you have chosen a news reader, all you have to do is to decide what content you want it to receive.

You will notice an orange button on the e-magazine, click it to set up your feed.

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.

What are the terms of use?

The feeds are provided free of charge for use by individuals and non-profit organizations for personal, non-commercial uses.

RSS Feeds Terms of Use

RSS ("Really Simple Syndication") service is a means by which Taylorfitch e-magazines offers feeds of news and article content in XML format ("RSS Content") to subscribers who wish to keep updated on the latest releases. These Terms of Use govern your use of the RSS service. If you do not agree to them, do not use the RSS service. If you use the RSS service, you are deemed to have agreed to these terms as they may be amended form time to time. Use of the Taylorfitch e-magazine RSS News Feeds constitutes acceptance of the Terms of Use.

Use of RSS Feeds:

RSS is a free service offered by Taylorfitch e-magazines for your personal, non-commercial use. Any other use, including without limitation, incorporation of advertising into or the placement of advertising associated with or targeted towards the RSS Content, is strictly prohibited. You must use the RSS Content as provided by Taylorfitch e-magazines and you may not edit or modify the text, content or links supplied by Taylorfitch e-magazine.

Link to Content Pages:

The RSS service may be used only with those platforms from which a functional link is made available that, when accessed, takes the viewer directly to the display of the comprehensive news or article content on the Taylorfitch e-magazine site. You may not display the RSS Content in a manner that does not permit successful linking to, redirection to or delivery of the applicable Taylorfitch e-magazine site web page. You may not insert any intermediate page, splash page or other content between the RSS link and the applicable Taylorfitch e-magazine site web page.

Ownership/Attribution:

Taylorfitch e-magazines retain all ownership and other rights in the RSS Content, and any and all logos and trademarks used in connection with the RSS Service.

Right to Discontinue Feeds:

Taylorfitch e-magazines reserves the right to discontinue providing any or all of the RSS Content at any time and to require you to cease displaying, distributing or otherwise using any or all of the RSS Content for any reason including, without limitation, your violation of any provision of these Terms of Use.

By downloading an RSS feed from one of our Taylorfitch e-magazines, you agree to be bound by the following terms.

All Users

1. Copyright: The material provided in the feed is protected by U.K. and international copyright law. All material remains the intellectual property of Taylorfitch e-magazines.
2. Liability: Taylorfitch e-magazines assume no liability for the accuracy of the information in the feed, or for any consequences resulting from use of the information therein.
3. Alteration of Agreement: Taylorfitch e-magazines may alter the terms of this agreement at any time by changing the contents of this page.
4. Right to Alter and Terminate Service: Taylorfitch e-magazines may restrict or terminate your access to this service at any time without liability. Taylorfitch e-magazines may modify the service at any time at the discretion of Taylorfitch e-magazines.

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