News Feeds - ASQ RSS Feed

ASQ’s RSS Feed Help

What are news feeds?
How do I start using news feeds?
How do I get a news reader?
Can I use these feeds on my Web site?

What are news feeds?
News feeds let you know when Web sites add new content. Get the latest headlines and information in one place, as soon as it’s published, without having to continuously check the Web sites.
Feeds use RSS, so you will see the terms “news feed” and “RSS” used interchangeably. RSS stands for “Really Simple Syndication.” Basically, the feeds are just Web pages designed to be read by computers rather than people.

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How do I start using news feeds?
The first thing you need is a news reader. It will check the feeds and let you know of any new articles. News readers can be on a Web site, in your browser, or on your computer.

Web-based news readers let you catch up with your RSS feed subscriptions from any computer – similar to using a Web-based e-mail like Hotmail. Users of Google Reader and My Yahoo just need to click the applications button to subscribe.

Some browsers, including Internet Explorer 7.0 and Mozilla Firefox, automatically check for feeds when you visit a Web site, and display an icon when they find one. This makes subscribing to feeds much easier.

Downloadable applications store the feeds on your main computer – like when you download your e-mail using Outlook. There is a list of news reader applications under “How do I get a news reader?”

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How do I get a news reader?
There is a range of different news readers available and new versions are appearing all the time. Here are just a few options.

Web-Based News Readers

Browsers

Downloadable Applications

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Can I use these feeds on my Web site?
We encourage the use of ASQ’s RSS feed for personal use in a news reader or as part of a non-commercial Web site or blog. We require proper format and attribution whenever ASQ content is posted on your Web site, and we reserve the right to require that you cease distributing ASQ content. For more information, please read ASQ’s statement on copyright.

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