What are news feeds?
News feeds allow you to see when websites have added new content. You can read the new content, as soon as it's published, without having to visit the websites you have taken the feed from.
Feeds are also known as RSS - 'Really Simple Syndication'.
How do I use feeds?
The first thing you need is something called a news reader. This is a piece of software that checks the feeds and lets you read any new press releases or home page features that have been added to Gwynedd Council's website.
Once you have chosen a news reader, all you have to do is decide what content you want it to receive.
Gwynedd Council currently has the following feeds available:
(orange RSS button at the bottom of each page)
(orange RSS button in the right hand corner above the list of features)
To add one of these to your news reader simply visit the relevant page and do one of the following:
- drag the orange RSS button into your news reader
- drag the address of the feed into your news reader
- cut and paste the address of the feed into your news reader
The latest versions of some browsers, including Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera and Safari, automatically check for feeds for you when you visit a website, and display an icon when they find one. Firefox and Internet Explorer 7 also have simple built-in feed readers.
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.