What is RSS?

I've been seeing orange RSS or XML buttons more and more, not knowing what they were. So I did a bit of surfing to learn more about them.

There Great!

It's "the next big thing" -- It is a way of getting fresh news from websites without visiting them. You can get news on just about anything, including news on upcoming movies, DVD releases, your favorite band's tour updates, etc.

Once you get started, it's like having your favorite parts of the Web come to you. No need to go out and check for updates all the time.

Its soooo easy :-), No more bookmarks for me!

OK so what does it all mean?

"RSS" means "Really Simple Syndication." Or I like Really Simple Stupid because it is once you know what you are doing. Just read on to find out. You will find it so easy to keep up with all the updates to Immigrate to a New Life In Perth without having to check the site every week to see "what's new." Whenever I put up a new page ("BRAND NEW") or update an old one ("UPDATE"), I release it through RSS. And...

Thats all there is to it. If you want to learn more you just click on the link to be taken through to the web page. Its just perfect for new migrants as the chances are they are busy sorting out their New Life in Perth and dont have hours to surf the web

Yes, RSS is amazing. If you can't tell, I'm completely addicted to it. No e-mail. No spam. It's so easy to subscribe and unsubscribe. If you get tired of me <SOB>, you just have to delete the feed. It's awesome!

And once you start, you'll soon be tracking all your other favorite interests and news in the world.

How do you get started? Easy (now that I know, that is! ha! ha!).

Download free RSS Reader first. This is special software that reads the "RSS feeds" from the largest news organizations right down to little old me...

Windows -- RssReader
Mac -- NetNewsWire

Once you're set up, here's all you have to do...

Right-click (control-click for Mac users) on any orange RSS button on a site, blog or news source that interests you. Start by right-clicking on the orange button below. Then...

Select Copy Shortcut ("Copy Link to Clipboard" for Mac), and paste that URL into your RSS Reader.

And that's it! You're subscribed.

Right click here to link to Life in Perth

and Right click here to link to the Perth Blog

Still find it all a bit confusing and you dont want to download new software?

You can use "My Yahoo" or "My MSN" to get informed about the new content in this website

If you want to read it in your MyMSN page you need to have an MSN or Hotmail account. If you do not have a My MSN account, sign up to become a new user at...

Then log in and find the Add Content button.

Enter the URL of our feed which is http://www.immigrate-to-a-new-life-in-perth.com/xml-life-in-perth-rss.xml

Complete the subscription by checking the box and then click the OK button.

Once subscribed, check your My MSN home page to make sure that our feed is now subscribed.

If you want to read it in your MyYahoo page, just click on the Yahoo icon

and when MyYahoo opens, click the "Add" button, if you don't have a Yahoo account, follow the instructions to create one after adding the feed.

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