Posted by admin on January 5, 2008
What is RSS?
RSS, standing for “Really Simple Syndication”, is the easiest way to read Loving Awareness material as soon as it is posted. You don’t even have to wait for a message to arrive in your mailbox. (Which is the other option, subscribing via emails. )
RSS saves you time. You simply indicate which “feeds” you want to read, and then you use a program or another web site to collect all this information and present it to you. So you will see instantly what new material is there. It’s a great compliment to us if you desire to read the material that soon! There’s even other web sites to help you do this.
This collection of RSS information is called an aggregator. Also known as newsreaders and news aggregators, these are dedicated programs which allow you to read RSS files. Most people, however, want their own personalized aggregator; being able to make your own ‘newspaper’ is one of the big advantages of syndication. These aggregators come in two types: software that you download, and online aggregators. One of the most popular online aggregators is Bloglines. Aggregator software that runs on your own computer may be a standalone program or integrate into a program that you already use, such as Microsoft Outlook and the Mozilla browser. Most (but certainly not all) RSS aggregators use a three-panel layout (shown below); you may already be familiar with this as it is used by other programs such as Microsoft Outlook. A panel on the left shows the RSS feeds that you have subscribed to (the ones you have selected), one on the top shows all the items for that feed, and one at the bottom shows the description and/or linked page for the selected item.
Like to subscribe? Use feedburner to subcribe via RSS!