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GotPoetry RSS Feeds and Syndication

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What is RSS?

In a world heaving under the weight of billions of web pages, keeping up to date with the information you want can be a drag.

Wouldn't it be better to have the latest news and features delivered directly to you, rather than clicking from site to site?

Image:rss.gif RSS allows you to see when sites from all over the internet have added new content. You can get the latest headlines and articles (or even audio files, photographs or video) in one place, as soon as they are published, without having to remember to visit each site every day.

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

There is some discussion as to what RSS stands for, but most people plump for 'Really Simple Syndication'. RSS feeds are just a special kind of web page, designed to be read by computers rather than people. It might help to think of them as the free, internet version of the old-fashioned ticker-tape news wire machines.

Not all websites currently provide RSS, but it is growing rapidly in popularity and many others, including the Guardian, New York Times and CNN provide it.

We have RSS feeds for both our news stories, blogs, new photos in the Photo Gallery, new downloads that are added and our regular original articles and features.


How do I start using RSS feeds?

In general, the first thing you need is something called a news reader. This is a piece of software that checks RSS feeds and lets you read any new articles that have been added to them. 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. The personalized Google home page is a good online RSS reader.

Once you have chosen a news reader, all you have to do is to decide what content you want to receive in your news reader, by finding and subscribing to the relevant RSS feeds. For example, if you would like the latest GotPoetry News stories, simply look at the bottom of each page and you will see the orange RSS icons Image:rss.gif that you can click on.


If you click on the button you can subscribe to the feed in various ways, including by dragging the URL of the RSS 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 RSS feeds use a similar orange RSS button, but some may just have a normal web link to the feed.

Some browsers, including Firefox, Opera and Safari, 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. For more details on these, please check their websites.

GotPoetry has many available feeds for it's different sections. Many of them are customizable to the point where you can tailor thier output to deliver only the information you want.

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.

NEWS READERS


Other News Readers (GOOGLE)


Using GotPoetry News RSS feeds on your site

If you run your own website, you can use RSS feeds to display the latest headlines from other websites on your site. Even if your website is not built with a CMS behind it, like GotPoetry is, you can use javascript to include our feeds in your static HTML pages just by inserting a special code.

We encourage the use of GotPoetry.com RSS feeds as part of a website, subject to our Terms and Conditions.

Each feed is very customizable! You can usually get the items and only the items you want to display.

However, we do require that the proper format and attribution is used when Original GotPoetry News content appears. The attribution text should read "GotPoetry News" or "From GotPoetry News" as appropriate. You may not use any GotPoetry logo or other GotPoetry trademark unless it is stated as being provided for distribution.

We reserve the right to prevent the distribution of GotPoetry content.

GotPoetry does not accept any liability for its RSS feeds.

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