arena feed service (rss)
What are feeds?
Feeds allow you to automatically see when websites have added new content. When you subscribe to a feed, you get the latest updates or headlines in one place on your computer, as soon as its published, without having to visit all the websites you have subscribed to.
Feeds are also known as RSS. Although there is some debate as to what this stands for, it is generally accepted that it means 'Really Simple Syndication'. In essence, the feeds themselves are just web pages, designed to be read by computers rather than people.
The Arena Feed
The Arena website provides a single feed that is updated when new content is added to the site. You will be notified when any member creates a new gallery containing images, or adds images to existing galleries. You will also be alerted when new links are added to the links directory or events are added to either the Arena diary or members diary.
The orange feed symbol (as shown to the right) is included on all pages of this site which contain information contained within the Arena feed. So, click on the symbol and subscribe to the Arena feed today, and let us notify you when we have more to look at!
How do I start using Feeds?
The first thing you need is something called a feed reader, or RSS aggregator. This is a piece of software that checks the feeds you have subscribed to on a regular basis, and then lets you read any new articles that have been published. There are many different versions, some of which are accessed using a browser and some of which are downloadable applications. Use a search engine to find a reader, or use the reader built into IE7 or Firefox (view the browser help files).
Once you have chosen a news reader, all you have to do is subscribe to feeds on websites you want to keep up to date with. Feeds are commonly labeled with an orange square, as shown below:
Simply click on the feed symbol or drag it to your feed reading software to subscribe to the feed.