Reid - 11:42 am on Mar 7, 2005 (gmt 0) That is what I get so far. But surfing around I find a lot of things unexplained by these feed providers - like is it dumb to pay for this?
Ok I understand what rss is.
Basically some sites offer an rss feed that users can subscribe to for free or a price (its up to the provider)
Then the one who wishes to recieve the feed can download aggregate software for the desktop or use some form of code on a webpage to receive it on his site.
are there lots of free ones that I just don't find?
is it for personal use only or is it like public? can I just go ahead and hook their feed up to my webpage or do I need to ask?
are there any good free news feeds? what else is available?
Can someone in the know just explain these basics please. Im considering putting (er receiving) a feed on my webpage but before I go through all the trouble of learning HOW to do it, I need to find one available that I would WANT. I took a look but I'm kind lost about the rules here, it seems there are directories out there that 'sell' a 'plugin and go' service but is that just so I don't need to learn how to do it myself or what? or are you pretty much stuck with subscribing to these guys.
Are these news feeds a paid subscription or is there some that offer a free feed of 'teasers'.
Can someone explain the state of the industry as a whole to me please?
That is what I get so far. But surfing around I find a lot of things unexplained by these feed providers - like is it dumb to pay for this?