Q & A
Want to be the first to get FOXSPORTSASIA.com's headlines as soon as they are published? Want to find a way to save time if you read many websites? This FAQ will show you how, and will answer some of the common questions about FOXSPORTSASIA.com's new news feeds.
How do I subscribe to FOXSPORTSASIA.com's news feeds?
You’ll need to have installed a news reader to receive our news feeds such as Feed Demon,Sharp Reader, and NewsGator (an Outlook plugin) for Windows, NetNewsWire and Shrook for Macs, and Bloglines.com for those who like web-based readers.
Once that’s done, you can subscribe to FOXSPORTSASIA.com’s headlines here:
What is a news feed?
A news feed (also known as an RSS feed) is a listing of a website's content.
The feed is updated whenever new content is published to the site. News readers download lists of stories at an interval that you specify (every 30 minutes for example), and present them to you.
All news feeds on FOXSPORTSASIA.com will have a link back to the website. So if you see a story you like, you can click on the link for that piece of content and will be taken to the website to read it.
RSS stands for "Really Simple Syndication", "Rich Site Summary", or a handful of other names, and it is a site's syndicated news feed that you subscribe to using your news reader.
What is a news reader?
A news reader (also known as a news aggregator) is simply a piece of software that you can use to read your subscribed news feeds. It is to news feeds what Outlook, Hotmail, and Entourage are to email.
Should I use a news reader?
A news reader can save you loads of time if you visit a lot of websites on daily basis, or read a lot of weblogs.
The news reader will act like a sieve, allowing you to discard articles you are not interested in, and do further reading on websites for the article you are interested in.
You won't have to visit many sites multiple times every day to see if there are updates; your news reader will do that for you and will let you know when there is a new story to be read!
So if you visit a lot of websites regularly, or want to be alerted automatically when your websites publishes a new story, using a news reader might make sense.
You can find even more news readers at itopik.com.