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May 21, 2006 | RSS Feeds
JazzMando announces RSS Feeds. What the heck is that?
If you already know and this is old hat, and all you have to do is go to the bottom of the Page and click on one of the Quick Nav Links. If you're not familiar with RSS, this is a way of gathering our frequently updated (3 to 5 days) "What's New" and "Tips and Tricks" articles, without having to come to the site in between. Not that we don't want you to visit frequently, there are plenty more articles here! This just gives you the chance to get conveniently caught up between submissions, and drag a number of different news items to your door.
This has become a widely popular way of gathering and filtering your favorite news, and it's no longer limited to the pocket-protector-bearing geek crowd.
About RSS: Really Simple Syndication is a lightweight XML format designed for sharing headlines and other Web content. Think of it as a distributable "Wassup?" for your site. Originated by UserLand in 1997 and subsequently used by Netscape to fill channels for Netcenter, RSS has evolved into a popular means of sharing content between sites (including the BBC, CNET, CNN, Disney, Forbes, Motley Fool, Wired, Red Herring, Salon, Slashdot, ZDNet, and more). RSS solves myriad problems webmasters commonly face, such as increasing traffic, and gathering and distributing news. RSS can also be the basis for additional content distribution services.
If you are an AOL or Yahoo subscriber, you already have this service on MyAOL and my.yahoo.com. Google also has a page for a free reader, and you can find a number of alternatives here:
Stand alone RSS Readers
You can pick up the JazzMando feeds here by entering the following URL links to your own RSS Reader:
What's New: http://jazzmando.com/new/index.rdf
Tips and Tricks: http://jazzmando.com/tips/index.rdf
Some other cool ones:
Mandolin Cafe News http://www.mandolincafe.com/cafe.xml
Mandolin Cafe Classifieds http://www.mandolincafe.com/classifieds.xml
Elderly New Instruments, latest http://elderly.com/list/new.rss?catlist=90N
Elderly Used Instruments, latest http://elderly.com/list/new.rss?catlist=90U
Let us know your favorite mandolin feeds: Contact
Posted by Ted at May 21, 2006 6:30 AM
Disclaimer: In the 'Information Age' of the 21st Century,
any fool with a computer, a modem, and an idea can
become a self-professed 'expert." This site does not
come equipped with 'discernment.'