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OIT RSS feeds: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is an alternative method of information delivery that is rapidly gaining in popularity on the World Wide Web. Instead of directly visiting the various and many Web sites that offer information of interest, you can have the information delivered directly to you in one consolidated interface.
Using RSS files, information providers such as OIT can deliver to you up-to-the-minute OIT information. To read RSS files, you use a news aggregator, or reader, a piece of software specifically tailored to receive these types of feeds.
OIT RSS Feeds
OIT will be providing RSS feeds to help keep the campus community informed. Currently, the following OIT feeds are available:
- OIT Outages: http://helpdesk.princeton.edu/rss/outages.xml
- OIT Headlines: http://news.princeton.edu/feed/rss/department/oit
- IT's Academic: http://blogs.princeton.edu/itsacademic/index.xml
RSS feeds are like Web documents, and you can view them with a variety of readers, much like Web browsers, each with its own advantages and disadvantages.
There are many RSS readers available. The one you choose is based on the type of computer you use, what operating system is on your computer, and whether you choose freeware, shareware, or purchased software. The World Wide Web has many sites that can provide reviews and downloads of the software. See http://blogspace.com/rss/readers to begin your search.
If you need help configuring your RSS reader, or have questions about this service, please contact the OIT Help Desk at 8-HELP or email@example.com.
- Daily Princetonian RSS feed information