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Saturday, January 15

RSS Feeds

More and more websites are nowadays offering their content in RSS Feeds (Really Simple Syndication of Rich Site Summary - what's in a name?!). I noticed recently that De Standaard - my favorite Belgian newspaper - delivers RSS feeds for their separate news-sections! Bravo!

Pretty much anything that can be broken down into separate items can be syndicated via RSS. For example :
  • news-items / columns
  • blog-postings
  • recent changes of a website
  • ...
Many weblogs make already their content available in RSS (my RSS). A news aggregator (newsreader) - currently I'm using newsgator - can help you keep up with all your favorite weblogs by checking their RSS feeds and displaying only the new items from each of them. This really helps you to save a lot of time because you don't have to surf to all your favorite webpages to check if there's something new.

The future is RSS! This reminds me that I - as a self-respecting webmaster - should offer RSS feeds on our company website, starting with our event-section and our job-section.

Update : Rss feeds are available for the job- and event-section. Wooha!


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