RSS (Really Simple Syndication) offers a variety benefits to users. This page explains what RSS feeds are, how you can subscribe to them, and which ones are available on the Network's website.
What is RSS?
RSS feeds allow users to see the latest headlines and articles from a variety of different websites in one place as soon as they are published, without having to remember to visit each site every day. The Network's RSS feeds make it easy for you to stay up-to-date with the latest information you are interested in.
How do I start using RSS feeds?
One way of reading RSS feeds is through a news reader, which is a piece of free downloadable software that checks RSS feeds and lets you read any new articles that have been added to them.
The other way is through your internet browser, which has an in-built news reader and lets you catch up with your RSS feed subscriptions.
Downloadable applications let you store them on your main computer, in the same way that you either download your e-mail using Outlook, or keep it on a web-based service like Hotmail.
Once you have chosen a news reader, all you have to do is decide what content you want to receive in your news reader, by finding and subscribing to the relevant RSS feeds. For example, if you would like the latest News about Microinsurance, simply visit the News about Microinsurance page, click on the orange RSS button on the top right hand side, and then click the subscribe button and follow the instructions.
How do I get a news reader?
There are a number of different news readers available for free on the internet. Make sure you choose a news reader that works on your operating system. Click here to view a list of the top nine news readers.
What RSS feeds are available on the Network website?
There are in total 14 RSS feeds on the Network's website that you can subscribe to. These include the four news sections, the Challenges and Topics and all the Working Group pages. See full list on the right.