RSS stands for Real Simple Syndication. RSS provides a way for Web sites to let people receive summaries of new content that has been posted. This is called an RSS feed and is posted online as a text file in a format called XML. You might start to notice that a lot of Web sites have small, orange rectangles on them that say either XML or RSS. This is a link to that site’s RSS feed.
Subscribing to a feed allows you to receive text updates from any of the Bethel Blogs. There are special types of software applications called news aggregators or readers that can read the RSS feed and display the summary for the user. People can subscribe to feeds from their favorite Web sites, so that the most current information is pushed to them. We recommend Google Reader.
To subscribe to any or all of the Bethel Blogs, click on the blog below. On the next screen click on the RSS feed icon (orange) in the address window. This will prompt you to add the blog to your Google Reader. You will now receive the blog posting the minute it hits the Web!