Want to be the first to receive up-to-the-minute news from PIAA District IV? Want to find a way to save time if you read many websites? This FAQ will answer questions about subscribing to PIAA District IV's news feeds.
What is a news feed?
A news feed (also known as an RSS feed) is a listing of a website's content. It is updated whenever new content is published to the site. News readers "subscribe" to news feeds, which means they download lists of stories at an interval that you specify, and present them to you in your news reader. A news feed might contain a list of story headlines, a list of excerpts from the stories, or a list containing each story from the website. All news feeds will have a link back to the website, so if you see a headline/excerpt/story you like, you can click on the link for that piece of content and will be taken to the website to read it.
How do I subscribe to PIAA District IV's news feeds?
Step one is to download your favorite news reader. If you have never used one before, try installing one of the news readers mentioned below and see which one you like.
Point your news reader to the addesses below for each feed you want to subscribe to.
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.
Popular news readers
- Mozilla Thunderbird
What is RSS?
RSS is a format for syndicating news and the content of news-like sites, including major news sites like Wired, news-oriented community sites like Slashdot, and personal weblogs. But it's not just for news. Pretty much anything that can be broken down into discrete items can be syndicated via RSS: the "recent changes" page of a wiki, a changelog of CVS checkins, even the revision history of a book. Once information about each item is in RSS format, an RSS-aware program can check the feed for changes and react to the changes in an appropriate way.