Wednesday, April 06, 2005

RSS & Atom - New way to receive genealogy info

DearREADERS,
YES, this is new and emerging technology. Ancestry isn't doing it. Neither is RootsWeb -- they are sticking to the older email technology, and hoping for the best.

Cyndi's List doesn't mention it.

JUST WHAT ARE RSS & ATOM?

RSS stands for "really simple syndication" and ATOM is it's baby cousin.

Basically:

  1. A website such as DearMYRTLE sends out a column as a feed
    ___(NOT through email!)

  2. You use a "feed reader" to pull each feed into a list.
    ___(NOT through email!)
  3. If the title interests you, double click to access the full column.
    ___(NOT through email!)

Did you notice the common denominator is: (NOT through email!)

Now THAT'S a concept!
There will be no more worries lost email, changing email addresses when you change internet service providers or anything! WOW!

For step-by step directions on my recommended choices for "feed readers" see:
http://www.dearmyrtle.com/05/0407.htm

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
DearMYRTLE,
6023 26th Street West PMB 352
Bradenton, FL 34207
http://www.DearMYRTLE.com

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