Safety equipment vendor Pilz is now providing an RSS news feed that delivers all the news from its monthly Pilz Safety Update e-mail newsletter but without it arriving via your e-mail – and without the risk of it being inadvertently black-listed by somebody else in your organisation.
RSS is an XML specification for content syndication, which allows you to subscribe to the information you want to see and receive notification whenever new information is made available. As a result, you only see the information that you are truly interested in, and you relieve some of the pressure on your e-mail inbox.
RSS readers or ‘news aggregators’ are simple tools used to collect the information from those web sites from which you have chosen to receive content. A significant advantage is that you do not need to spend time repeatedly visiting your favourite web sites just to check for changes; instead, the information comes to you effortlessly.
Most importantly RSS puts you, the subscriber, in complete control of the subscription process. You only subscribe to the news feeds you want, then you can unsubscribe by simply deleting the feed in your news aggregator. There is no confusion over whether unsubscribing will actually ‘opt you in’ to more unwanted emails.
Pilz has implemented the news feed on the homepage of its <link> www.pilzsupport.com=http://www.pilzsupport.com</link> web page.
To view it, you will need to install a news reader if you don’t already have one. Essentially there are two types, desktop and web-based. The desktop versions offers more advanced functionality but, if you wish to access the information from more than one place, you can receive your headlines wherever you happen to be with a web-based version. There is currently no dominant news aggregator, so take a look at a few and decide which one best suits you.
Prominent news aggregators include:
Pilz has tested <link>FeedDemon=http://www.feeddemon.com</link> and recommends that you should try this one initially.