Each month we take a look at a particular Web 2.0 technology and see how it can benefit your online communications. This month, we look at RSS Newsfeeds.
Most people these days are familiar with the concept of RSS Newsfeeds. RSS is a way of incorporating news headlines from other sites onto your own.
You have the ability of including niche or general news headlines on your site, delivered in easy to scan chunks. This saves you hours of trawling the internet to find relevant information for your audience. Newsfeeds automatically update themselves, so once you've chosen a particular news source then you can leave, knowing the content will never be stale.
For an example of freely available newsfeeds,
- the BBC offers a wide selection from news to politics to entertainment.
- in depth business news from ft.com
- healthcare, medical and consumer from the PR Newswire
If you would like to include a news feed on your site, please drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org