- What is RSS?
- Why should I use RSS?
- What types of RSS feeds does Boston.com produce?
- What is an RSS reader, and where can I download one for my computer?
- How do I add a Boston.com RSS feed to my reader?
- I publish a non-commercial blog and/or Web site - can I use Boston.com's RSS feeds?
- I am associated with a commercial Web site or blog - can I use Boston.com's RSS feeds?
Q: What is RSS?
A: RSS, short for "Really Simple Syndication," is a way of having Boston Globe and Boston.com headlines, story summaries, and links to full-length articles delivered to your desktop, or added to your blog or Web site. Boston.com gathers the content you select from our list of RSS feeds and displays it for you in one convenient location.
Q: Why should I use RSS?
A: Because it's a simple way to receive timely news from Boston.com. It's also customizable - that way, you're receiving headlines from subjects that interest you.
Q: What types of RSS feeds does Boston.com produce?
A: Boston.com produces six categories of RSS feeds, and a number of different feeds for each category. You can see all of our RSS feeds on each of the pages below.
- RSS news feeds
- RSS sports feeds
- RSS entertainment feeds
- RSS Boston Globe section feeds
- RSS columnist feeds
A: A news reader (or aggregator) is the application used to view headlines via RSS. To download a news reader, you can select any number of readers or aggregators for free download by clicking here.
Q: How do I add a Boston.com RSS feed to my reader?
A: To subscribe, look for the orange XML graphic on this page and elsewhere on the site. Mouse over the image, right-click, and copy the URL. (Choose "Copy Shortcut" for Internet Explorer, "Copy Link Location" for Netscape and Mozilla, or "Copy Link Address" for Opera). In your news reader, select the option that adds a new feed or channel, then paste in the URL and click OK.
Q: I publish a non-commercial blog and/or Web site - can I use Boston.com's RSS feeds?
A: Yes, Boston.com's RSS feeds are available for non-commercial purposes, and can be used without the written consent of Boston.com. To familiarize yourself with our syndication policy, please click here.
Q: I am associated with a commercial Web site or blog - can I use Boston.com's RSS feeds?
A: Yes, however you will need to receive Boston.com's written consent in order to display our RSS feeds on your Web site.
Click here for more information on RSS.