|PandCT.com now has the facility to
syndicate news and pr via a system called RSS.
What is RSS?
RSS (which originally
stood for "Rich Site Summary",
but later became known as "Really Simple
Syndication") is a way for sites to make content,
such as news articles, available by another means.
What is it used for?
RSS feeds are used by many sites (such as FactoryEquipment,
BBC news, Yahoo
News) to publish a variety of content - for example a summary
of their latest news. These summaries can be subscribed to and viewed
like bookmarks in a web browser or like email in an email client
(in, for example, Mozilla Thunderbird). They can also be viewed
in a special reader designed just for managing and reading RSS subscriptions.
Links to RSS feeds can be found wherever the
icon is located in the News Rooms or on the site in general. (For
example, the RSS icon next to "Daily News" is the feed
for subscribing to the Daily News. As well as feeds for individual
PR sections, such as Product Focus or Daily News, there is a feed
for "Editorial" in general, which comprises of News, PR,
Foreman's Yell items and Spotlight features.
Feeds can also be subscribed to by area of interest
- for example items relating to Bar Coding & Labelling or Instrumentation
So how do I subscribe?
In order to use RSS news feeds,
you need a reader. There are many different readers available,
some which "plug in" to your web browser and others
which are standalone applications (like a web browser or email
client such as Outlook Express or Thunderbird).
There are links to the right to a selection
of readers (Please note, PandCT.com is not responsible for
the contents of external links or software contained therein.)
You can subscribe to the feed in various ways,
including by dragging the URL of the RSS feed (indicated by
icon) into your news reader or by copying and pasting the
URL into a new feed in your news reader.
Some browsers / readers can automatically pick up the RSS
feeds for you when you click on them. For more information
check the help / instructions for your reader software.
Where can I find more information about
To learn more about using and subscribing to RSS feeds, you can
page on the BBC website, this page on Mozilla
Firefox Live Bookmarks or this page on how
to subscribe to RSS feeds in Mozilla Thunderbird.
To see how News may look via RSS email (in this case, from Factory
Equipment), look here: (1 2