Thursday, 18 January 2018
What is RSS and how do I use it?
RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication and is a mechanism for pulling news headlines or other changing information onto your desktop in a way that is convenient to you. Let's start with an example. Most people have access to the Web and have a favourite Web browser application, say Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox. With all of these you can set a default page which loads every time you start the browser. One popular default page is Google since many people use the Web to search for information. You can extend this further by setting up a free account with Google and having iGoogle as your default page.

With iGoogle, you may define a number of different information sources to go on your default page. So, for example, you might have the BBC News headlines, today's weather forecast, the Pound-Euro exchange rate, headlines from Digital Photography Review and, you guessed!, headlines and latest events from the EAF Web site. By doing this, you can see forthcoming events from the EAF and member clubs as well as any news items that appear on the EAF site without needing to go to the Web site itself.

To add these to your favourite RSS reader (or your iGoogle account if you have one), simply click on the links below and add the URLs from the address bar at the top of your browser window into your RSS reader. With iGoogle, you would click on Add stuff... and then click on  Add feed or gadget (usually at the bottom of the left-hand column) and then paste in the URL. Then, click on Back to iGoogle home... and rearrange the iGoogle page as you wish.

By following these simple steps you can stay up-to-date with what's happening in club photography within East Anglia. Search the Web if you need more information about RSS.

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