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What is RSS?

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RSS stands for 'Really Simple Syndication'. It allows you to select content you like on a website and have it sent to you electronically.

Using RSS you can have the latest news and updates from sites you like delivered directly to you, rather than having to click from site to site.

If you are not sure how this works - then read on:

How to use RSS feeds

To view RSS feeds you need something called a news reader. There are many different versions of these, some of which are accessed using a browser, and some of which are downloadable applications. All allow you to display and subscribe to the RSS feeds you want.

Once you have chosen a feed reader, you can begin to subscribe to the RSS feeds. Copy the news feed (or drag and drop the RSS button RSS feed icon) into the newsreader.

The feed reader you choose will have full details on how to do this.

Once you have chosen a news reader, all you have to do is to decide what content you want. For example, if you would like the Haringey latest news feed, visit the home page and you will notice an orange RSS button below the news headlines. This is the link to an xml file containing our latest news stories (www.youthspace.haringey.gov.uk/rss_news.xml). You can subscribe to the feed in various ways, including 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.

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What you need to view RSS

News readers

There are many downloadable news readers available. Many are free of charge and more are appearing all the time. Here are some of the popular ones:

Windows

Mac Os X

Web browsers

You can also view feeds if you have an RSS enabled web browser.

Some browsers, including Firefox, Opera, Safari and Internet Explorer version 7, have functionality which automatically picks up RSS feeds for you. For more details on these, please check their websites.

Online RSS reader services

Alternatively, you can sign up to an online service such as:

For a fuller list of what’s available try searching Google for RSS news readers (external link).

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Conditions of use

You may display Haringey Youth Space content delivered through the available RSS feeds, for free, on websites, through internet browsers, email clients or similar media, under the following conditions:

  • All material delivered through our RSS feeds remains the exclusive intellectual property of London Borough of Haringey.
  • Copy from Haringey Youth Space RSS feeds may not be altered in any way.
  • Material gathered from the RSS feeds may only be used on web sites if accredited to 'Haringey Youth Space - London Borough of Haringey’.
  • Material gathered from the RSS feeds may not be redistributed and/or charged for in any manner.
  • Use of our RSS feeds is not an endorsement by the London Borough of Haringey.

Please note that London Borough of Haringey RSS feeds are not to be used by websites which:

  • sell, publish or promote pornography,
  • incite racial hatred,
  • encourage social prejudice and/or exploitation,
  • knowingly publish defamatory materials,
  • publish illegal material or promote illegal activity,
  • publish material which invades the privacy of individuals, or
  • incite violence, terrorism, or anti-social behaviour.

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Further information

For more detail about RSS visit the following websites:

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