One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A service by which news is provided on a regular or continuous basis for onward distribution or broadcasting.
- ‘There are comments for the articles provided by newsfeed, but there is no way to comment on what the contributors are saying.’
- ‘Automatically including unexamined press releases in a newsfeed isn't going to even occur to someone who passed Journalism 101 at the high school level.’
- ‘I spent most of the afternoon watching the one American newsfeed I had access to, CNBC Europe.’
- ‘They've provided a newsfeed with categories extremely similar to those on the BBC website.’
- ‘Here are a few content aggregators where you can register your newsfeed.’
- 1.1 An item of information so provided.
- ‘Last week it became known that the newspaper Telegraaf also is now starting to distribute newsfeeds via RSS.’
- ‘In the meantime, people like Bill Gates suggest the sweet spot of the Internet is in newsfeeds from microcontent sources, not in Web properties.’
2A system by which data is transferred or exchanged between central computers to provide newsgroup access to networked users.
- ‘You must have a newsfeed from your service provider to connect to the newsgroups.’
- ‘As a result of our recent ‘newsgroup blip’ investigation it came to our attention that so called ‘innocent groups’ were being deleted from newsfeeds by ISPs.’
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