What is RSS? No, not some scary anti-preservation legislation -- it's Really Simple Syndication, and it will change the way you use the Internet. The folks putting on RSS Awareness Day have created a handy page where you can watch a video about what RSS is and how it works. In a nutshell, you choose a newsreader site (like netvibes or iGoogle), sign up for syndication feeds from the sites you like, and whenever there is new information posted it comes to your personal page. It's the easiest way possible to know when something is new in PreservationNation.
We offer several options for feeds here on the blog, including a feed for the entire site, as well as specialized feeds our most popular topics, sustainability/green preservation and Gulf Coast recovery. On the main PreservationNation website, you can subscribe to Today's News from Preservation magazine; Preservation in the News, a daily roundup of media stories about preservation; or a listing of current job opportunities with the National Trust for Historic Preservation -- or all three!
There are several other blogs within the PreservationNation family that also offer RSS feeds:
- Show Me the Money: Federal Grant Opportunities
- President Lincoln's Cottage blog
- Montpelier Restoration Updates
- National Trust Historic Sites Weblog (PreservationNation category)
Oh, and though you can't use RSS to do it, you can also become a subscriber to PreservationNation's brand-new YouTube Channel and learn about our new videos as soon as they are posted.