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What are the ISSA RSS feeds?
You may be thinking this is just another e-mail that ISSA wants to send to you, but the ISSA RSS feeds are NOT e-mail subscription services. It is an “RSS feed” featuring real-time updates including headlines, summaries, and links back to the full text on ISSA.com.
What is an RSS feed?
If you have never heard of RSS, let us explain it a little: RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. It is a technology that creates a “feed” or list of headlines that is “delivered” to you after you subscribe to a specific feed. CNN, The New York Times, BBC, ESPN, MLB, and ISSA are just a few of the Web sites using RSS to deliver real-time headlines.
What are the benefits of RSS?
RSS enables you to subscribe to feeds from many different Web sites across the Internet and have them displayed in one place. This can save you time by reading all of your updates together rather than visiting multiple Web sites and opening multiple e-mail updates.
You can also embed an RSS feed into your website to easily provide updated content to your visitors.
What do I need to do to receive the ISSA RSS feeds?
To subscribe to and receive the ISSA RSS feeds, you will need to use an “RSS feed reader.” There are a number of these now available in different formats, including:
- Mobile apps such as Flipboard and Feedly on a smartphone.
- Online service accessed through an Internet browser such as Feedly, NetVibes, My Yahoo, and Bloglines
- Internet Browser Plugins such as Firefox Live Bookmarks and Safari RSS Reader
- E-mail clients such as Microsoft Outlook and Mozilla Thunderbird
- A stand-alone software program on your computers such as FeedDemon, FeedReader, Omea Reader, and Newz Crawler
To find more RSS-feed readers, search for “feed reader” in your favorite Internet search engine or smartphone app store.
How do I embed an RSS feed on my website?
Some content management systems offer a plugin to easily embed an RSS feed on your website. Check your system’s features to find if this is available.
You can also use an online service such as RSSInclude, Google Gadgets, FeedWind, Blogvio, and others. These services allow you to specify the RSS feed and customize the look of the display and then simply copy and paste a piece of code to your website where you want to display the feed.