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New Site Feature: RSS

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5:30 pm
December 11, 2008


Stewart

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Hi, my name is Stewart and I'll be your webmaster today…


I'd like to highilght one of the features of our new WordPress based NCBS website: the RSS feed. This is a handy feature for those who don't visit the site every day – or even those who do! If you're already familiar with RSS, you can just click on the “Subscribe via RSS” link at the bottom of the left-hand menu. You'll get all the news headlines that are posted on our site.


If you're not familiar with RSS, it's a way of combining (or “aggregating” to use the fancier term) news from different sources into one convenient view. Instead of visiting a dozen different websites each day, you can see what new stories have been added to each and only read the ones that interest you. You'll need a “feed reader” to make use of RSS. I use Google Reader myself, which is a browser-based reader. There are also standalone desktop applications;  Feedreader is a popular reader for Windows, as is NetNewsWire for Mac. All three of these are available for free.


You can also get an RSS feed of postings to this message board, just click the “Forum RSS” link below.


If you have any questions or comments, feel free to reply to this posting and I'll respond to them.