What is RSS?
RSS (Really Simple Syndication)
is an XML-based format for distributing and aggregating Web content (such
as insurance & financial headlines).
Using RSS, Web content
providers can easily create and disseminate feeds of data that include,
for example, news links, headlines, and summaries.
What are the
The feeds are provided free of
charge for use by individuals and non-profit organizations for personal,
non-commercial uses. We ask that you provide attribution to Insurance
in connection with your use of the feeds.
If you provide this attribution in text, please use: "Insurance
you provide this attribution with a graphic, please use the Insurance
logo that we have included in the feed itself.
We reserve all rights in and to
the Insurance Headlines.com logo, and your right to use the Insurance
Headlines.com logo is
limited to providing attribution in connection with these RSS feeds.
We are also including the provider of each individual news story in the
feed alongside each headline. Please do not alter this for display. We
want our news partners to be attributed for their work.
Insurance Headlines.com also
reserves the right to require you to cease distributing these feeds at any
time for any reason.
How can I use
Typical applications for
consuming or using RSS include:
Using a program known as a
News Aggregator to collect, update and display RSS feeds
Incorporating RSS feeds into
website & weblogs
News Aggregators (also called
news readers) will download and display RSS feeds for you. A number of
free and commercial News Aggregators are available for download. Popular
news readers include AmphetaDesk, NetNewsWire, and Radio Userland.
Many aggregators are separate,
"stand-alone" programs such as those listed above; other services will let
you add RSS feeds to a Web page. Insurance Headlines lets you add RSS feeds to your My
Yahoo! page; to make this easier, you can click on the "Add to My Yahoo!"
Another way many people use RSS
feeds is by incorporating content into weblogs, or "blogs". Blogs are web
pages comprised of usually short, frequently updated items and web links.
Blogging as a publishing tool is used for many purposes: traditional
journalism, personal journals, group discussions around a topic, and many