San Diego, CA, January 3, 2006 -- Calit2 now offers an RSS feed, making it easy for you to keep up to date on our new web articles and news releases.
To subscribe to the Calit2 RSS feed, click on the RSS 2.0 graphic here; cut and paste the URL address of the RSS feed into your news reader. The link to access the RSS feed is also on the Calit2 home page (bottom left, after the last news story) and the top right of the newsroom home.
The Calit2 RSS 2.0 feed is configured to deliver the six most recently posted web stories and/or news releases. Please send us feedback if you would like this increased, or if you have suggestions or questions.
For those unfamiliar with RSS: Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is a family of XML file formats for syndicating web content. It is often used by news websites and weblogs (aka blogs), as well as other websites, to easily share the most recent headlines or newest content on the webpage.
This information is delivered as a short description of the new content together with a link to the full text. These XML files are called RSS feeds, webfeeds, RSS streams, news feeds, and RSS channels.
More on RSS feed readers or aggregators: To utilize this service, you will need a news reader (aka aggregator). There are many (many!) different kinds of readers and aggregators available. The majority are free of charge. Some are accessed through your web browser, while others are downloadable applications. All allow you to display and subscribe to the RSS feeds you want.
For additional background and technical information, there are a variety of sources available, including many of the major news sites, technical reference sites and Wikipedia. Wikipedia also provides an extensive list of available news aggregators. (Please see links below.)
by Maureen C. Curran <mcurran |at| ucsd.edu>