RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a “web content monitoring protocol” in which a subscriber can view webpage updates without visiting a website. Web providers need to provide an RSS file as a web link channel which includes a brief description of the updated content. Add the RSS link and it will automatically compare RSS from the provider. If there are any new updates found, the RSS reader will notify you and provide you with the new information.
RSS Reader: There are three types of RSS readers.
A software reader requires you to download software and install it on to your computer. You would then copy and paste your favorite RSS link to your reader. Since it is installed on your computer, it will automatically notify you any new updates. Suggested downloadable readers are available at:
RSS Bandit: http://www.rssbandit.org/ow.asp?ScreenShots
To access an online reader, go to an online RSS reader website and create an account for yourself. Copy and paste your favorite RSS channel to the online reader. You will need to logon to your online reader to check what’s new from your favorite websites. It is similar to visiting a website; but, you don’t need to visit all of your favorite sites to check for updates, saving you time. Suggested online readers are available at:
Browser plug-in reader
With a browser plug-in reader, you will need to download a component that will plug into your browser. Since it works with your browser software, you won’t need to have new software running on your computer. This kind of browser only works while you keep your browser open. Suggested plug-in readers are available at:
Use of RSS Feeds:
RSS is a free service offered by A & A to individuals for private, non-commercial use. Any other uses, including without limitation the incorporation of advertising into or the placement of advertising associated with or targeted towards the RSS Content, are strictly prohibited. You must use the RSS feeds as provided by A & A, and you may not edit or modify the text, content or links supplied by A & A.
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 full article on the A & A 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 A & A Site web page. You may not insert any intermediate page, splash page or other content between the RSS link and the applicable A & A Site web page.
A & A retains all ownership and other rights in the RSS Content, and any and all A & A logos and trademarks used in connection with the RSS Service. You must provide attribution to the appropriate A & A website in connection with your use of the RSS feeds. If you provide this attribution using a graphic, you must use the appropriate A & A website's logo that we have incorporated into the RSS feed.
Right to Discontinue Feeds: