RSS Feed (Really Simple Syndication / Rich Site Summary)
ComX computers - e-commerce RSS - an African first!
- Keeps you up to date
- The feed is updated all the time. Your system gets the feed for you.
- No email address required - completely anonymous
- No emails means you no longer need to provide an email address.
- You can simply add and remove the feed at any time.
- Reduced bandwidth
- The feed includes basic information. You decide wherether to click the link in order to visit the page.
2. What is RSS?
Published on our website in 2005
In a virtual world with billions of web pages, keeping up to date with the information you want can be almost impossible. Wouldn't it be better to have the latest news delivered directly to you, rather than clicking from site to site, or getting emails full of useless information?
The good news is that RSS allows you to see when sites from all over the internet have added new content.
You can get the latest headlines and articles in one place, as soon as they get published, without having to remember to visit each site every day.
It takes the hassle out of staying up-to-date, by showing you the very latest information that you are interested in.
There is some discussion as to what RSS stands for - 'Really Simple Syndication' / 'Rich site summary'. RSS feeds are just a special kind of web page, designed to be read by computers rather than people. It might help to think of them as the free, internet version of the old-fashioned ticker-tape news wire machines. Not all websites currently provide RSS, but it is growing rapidly in popularity.
RSS was only found on blogs and news sites in 2005/6, with e-commerce sites oblivious to the benefits of its use. We immediately saw the potential and we were the first African
e-commerce web site to actively develop and implement this feature.
3. How do I start using RSS feeds?
Click the RSS feed button.
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4. Using our RSS feed on your site
If you run your own website, you can use RSS feed to display the latest headlines from other websites on your site. We encourage the use of our RSS feeds as part of a website, subject to our Terms and Conditions. However, we do require that the proper format and attribution is used when our content appears. The attribution text should read "ComX computers" or "From ComX Computers" as appropriate.