What is RSS?
RSS stands for "Really Simple Syndication" and is a means of delivering content from any website, which offers this facility, directly to your computer, where you can look at it all at the same time, without having to go to each website in turn.
Not all websites offer RSS at the moment, but the number is growing, and now L&SA Online has joined sites such as the BBC, the Guardian, and the New York Times among many others.
To take advantage of RSS you need a so-called "RSS reader" or "newsreader". There are many different versions available, some free, some you have to pay for. You can find a list of some of the readers available at Download.com: for PC - for Mac
Once you have chosen, downloaded and installed a reader, all you have to do is find an orange RSS button (like this one: ) next to the content you are interested in. Ours is on the homepage, on the right hand side next to the "Today's News" headline.
When you click the button, you will see the content presented ready for the reader. All you have to do then is drag the web address (URL) of the page into your reader, or cut and paste it into a new feed in your reader.
A number of web browsers have functionality which automatically picks up RSS content for you, and some RSS readers install buttons in your browser that allow you to subscribe to content more conveniently. Please refer to your browser's or RSS reader's documentation for more information.
Can anybody use RSS?
The RSS buttons on the L&SA Online website may be used by individuals for personal use only. If you are responsible for a website or would like to use the RSS content commercially, please read on.
May I use RSS on my site?
L&SA Online is currently working together with a number of websites which use a custom made RSS feed to display content. If you have a site of your own and want to display L&SA Online's RSS content, please contact us and we will discuss the details with you.