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Cebby
01-29-2006, 12:32 AM
Not sure if you know that vB has a live feed feature. I've enabled this on my forums and use it quite a bit for skimming what's new.

Here's a blurb about it from one of my forums:

RSS is a live feed of information via the web. What does it do for you? Well, it allows you to have "live bookmarks" or the ability to port the information to your own web site.

Here's a quick and dirty explanation of RSS from "http://www.rssfeeds.com/".

What is RSS?
RSS is a mechanism used to distribute news content without depending on the browser or email client. Not everyone agrees precisely what RSS stands for, but ?Really Simple Syndication? is a popular choice.

What are the advantages of RSS?
In general it means time savings because, thanks to RSS, you stay ahead of what?s new without having to browse every site you normaly visit. An RSS reader aggregates the content for you to view in one place, this saves time and brings you the content like when you're reading a newspaper with the advantage to view only headlines. You're in control of which articles you want to read.

RSS enabled sites
The following type of sites are typically now RSS-enabled;
- News services
- Databases
- many web logs (commonly called "blogs")

More info on RSS feeds here:

http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2002/12/18/dive-into-xml.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSS_(protocol)

If you want to set this up and need a little guidance, let me know.

Cebby
05-25-2006, 11:38 AM
Bump!!!