You may have noticed that,
over there on the right, just beneath the Recent Entries (scroll down), a little orange button has appeared with the curious initials ‘RSS’.
‘RSS’ stands for ‘Really Simple Syndication’. It’s a simple tool that delivers news directly to you as soon as it’s published online, letting you know when new information is added to a website. As your favourite site is updated, your RSS software alerts you to the update. It even collects the new material for you, ready for you to read.
All you need to read it is a news reader.
You can use a desktop news reader or a web-based news reader. Most are free and there are literally hundreds to choose from.
If you have a favourite, do tell.
The most popular web browsers also have built-in features to display and manage RSS feeds.
Once you’ve got your news reader, be on the lookout for the orange RSS logo on your favourite sites and follow the instructions to subscribe/add the feed to your news reader (often this is as easy as simply dragging the orange button into your screen).
So, if you want to receive blog updates instantly, instead of having to come here to read them, now you know what to do.
If you are already a convert to RSS, feel free to share your thoughts and tips on how to get started.
We’re glad to see that you like the look of ‘Remember That Night’. Thanks for your kind words. It sure is going to be a great DVD.
We’d love to know what you made of the weekend’s ‘Seven Ages Of Rock’ programme. According to our latest poll, 94% of you liked it.
Your comments on this, as always, are very welcome – both here and in our chatroom, which will be opening at 4PM (UK time) today.