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Feeds

  1. What is a feed?
  2. How can I subscribe to a feed?
  3. Are there different types of feeds and what‘s the difference?
  4. What is good about feeds?
  5. What feeds are available on this site?

 

1. What is a feed?

A feed allows you to keep track of new and updated content added on a website or a blog.
Technically a feed is a document (often XML language) which contains content items with web links to longer versions. The two main web feed formats are RSS and Atom.

 

2. How can I subscribe to a feed?

To subscribe to a feed, you need:
•    a feed reader / aggregator such as Netvibes, Google reader, My Yahoo, etc*
•    the feed’s web address

Setting up a feed differs from one aggregator to another, but it usually involves copying the URL of the feed and pasting it into the reader. You can find out the feed URL by clicking on the RSS / Atom orange icon  and paste the URL from the address bar on your browser.

Feed reader / aggregators are available as a web based readers or as a software you can download to your computer. Majority of people are today using web based aggregator, as they allow you to check your feeds from any computers. For a list of aggregators, visit the wikipedia page on aggregators

 

3. Are there different types of feeds and what‘s the difference?

The two main families of feed formats are RSS and Atom. They also have lots of  versions such as RSS .92, RSS 2.0, Atom .3, Atom 1 (and probably some more). 

Those differences are not that important for most of the users, but some people have their preferences, so we are offering RSS and Atom feeds on the Foundation blog.
For more detailed information on the difference between RSS and Atom, check the wikipedia discussion

 

4. What is good about feeds?

They save time and keep you instantly updated so you don’t have to keep checking back to see the latest updates on a website or blog you are interested in. Just open your feed reader/ aggregator and see which website or blogs have been updated and click on any stories that catch your eye.

 

5. What feeds are available on this site?

You can subscribe to:
•    a feed for our blog, which will update you on all the latest entries  

To get the feed, check the orange feed icon