Get the latest Basketball New Zealand News on your Desktop with BBNZ RSS Feeds.
Along with our new website, we’re proud to launch our brand new RSS information service. Whether you are a fan or a journalist, use the RSS technology to connect to the Basketball New Zealand news, directly from your desktop.
What is RSS?
ìRSSî stands for Really Simple Syndication, Rich Site Summary, and/or Rockdale, Sandow, and Southern (Railroad) (if you trust the good folks at AcronymFinder.com). Really Simple Syndication is probably the most widely agreed-upon choice. As far as we are concerned, all three acronyms do an inadequate job of describing what RSS actually is: RSS is a standard for publishing regular updates to web-based content. Using this standard, Web publishers provide updates, such as the latest news headlines or weblog postings. Meanwhile, consumers use RSS reader applications (or one of a growing number of online services) to collect and monitor their favorite feeds in one place (RSS content from a publisher, viewed in one of these readers, is often called a ìfeedî). You’ll always have the latest information as your RSS reader automatically retrieves the RSS feeds which are updated automatically.
You can utilize as many feeds from as many websites as you like from most RSS newsreader. RSS has became a standard format across the internet and is popular with many sports and news sites including fiba.com.
- Benefit to you: RSS makes reviewing a large number of sites in a very short time possible.
- Benefit to us: RSS permits instant distribution of content updates to you.
How do I use the BBNZ RSS feeds?
If you want to collect and browse feeds you have many choices, but there are two primary categories of feed reading applications: installable desktop programs and online services. RSS/News Aggregators (also called Readers) will download and display RSS feeds for you. There are many desktop applications for Windows and Mac OS system users, but two of our favorites are FeedDemon (Windows) and NetNewsWire (Mac OS X). Both require a small purchase price but are tops for ease of use and ship with dozens of feeds pre-loaded so you can explore the syndication ìuniverseî right away. Free readers are available as well; a search for ìRSS Readerî at popular search sites will yield many results.
If you would prefer to use an online service to track and manage your feeds, you have the advantage of being able to access your feed updates anywhere you use a web browser (and in some cases, on mobile devices). Also, any upgrades or new features are added automatically. The trade-off comes in different (some would say fewer) features and slightly slower performance versus desktop systems. NewsGator, Bloglines, and new RSS content capabilities in My Yahoo! are probably the three best-known examples of web-based feed reading services.