Thursday, July 23

New RSS Feed Added to the BIN

The Briles Information Network has added a RSS feed to the main site. What is a RSS Feed? RSS or "Rich Site Summary" is a format for delivering regularly changing web content. Many sites such as the BIN and quite often news blogs syndicate their content as an RSS Feed to visitors. RSS solves a problem for people who regularly use the web by posting updates to the site. It allows you to stay informed by retrieving the latest content from the sites you are interested in. You save time by not needing to visit each site individually. Content on the BIN is automatically posted to the BIN BLOG and that's where the RSS will originate!

What do you need to view an RSS Feed

Viewing the BIN Feed is very simple. You will need a reader and yes most or all of them are FREE! The BIN recommends using Google Reader, Mozilla Firefox, MY Yahoo, and FEED Demon. We have tried all of the above and believe these are the best on the Internet.

How does RSS Feeds work

After you download or find a reader, come back to the BIN and look for this RSS logo or something similiar to it. RSS Feed

You can click on it or right click on it to retrieve the address of the feed. Simply put the RSS address into your reader and that's it! You now will receive updates for the BIN without having to visit the site. Example: Let say you visit ten genealogy sites a week and enjoy reading the content of those sites. Instead of visiting each of the sites individually, simply subscribe to their RSS feed and check your reader to see if the site has posted updates or added new material. Now of course, we encourage everyone to visit the BIN often to research our extensive databases of surnames. If you have any questions regarding the RSS feed, please contact us directly!

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