LOSFA's RSS Feeds
RSS stands for "Really Simple Syndication", and it is an easy way to keep up with the latest news from LOSFA, such as news, press releases, program bulletins, and rules changes.
What is RSS?
An RSS feed is an adaptation of XML coding that contains headlines and/or links to more information on our website. With RSS, users no longer have to search for news and updates — news and updates come to them automatically.
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Why use RSS?
There are a number of advantages to using RSS:
- RSS feeds load into the user's system automatically, daily, on the hour, or at whatever interval the user selects;
- Because the RSS feed is just headlines and links, bandwidth is reduced, which also means an RSS feed can be sent to any XML-compatible device, such as a cell phone or handheld computer, without lengthy downloads.
- RSS feeds are not dependent on an email address, meaning the user never has to worry about configuring a spam blocker or updating his or her email address to allow the feed.
What RSS feeds does LOSFA offer?
Right now LOSFA has three active feeds:
(Click the orange icon next to any feed for easy addition to most major feed readers)
How do I subscribe to LOSFA's RSS feeds?
RSS feeds load into an RSS reader. Because RSS is not platform-specific, users are not tied to any one reader. Users can choose from web-based readers that are accessed through a site (such as
FeedBucket, and others)
or from software downloads (such as
NetNewsWire, and more). Just follow the reader's instructions on how to subscribe to the RSS feeds. If you use Office Outlook and want to keep all your e-mail and news in a single location, an Office Outlook add-in may be for you.
NewsGator Inbox, and
intraVnews, are both popular Outlook add-in's.
- Locate the web address (url) of the RSS feed (XML file) that you wish to subscribe to and select and copy.
- Insert the url of the RSS feed (there is usually an "add feed" button). Many of the news readers will allow you to set the interval that the software will look for a feed update others simply update daily. The information in the feed will be updated when the feed contains new content.