RSS (Really Simple Syndication)
If you produce content that is updated regularly, you can use RSS to allow interested users to subscribe to automatic updates.
RSS is a news feed that allows users to see when websites have added new content. This means they will not have to keep revisiting your site in order to find out whether there is a new 'episode' available for download.
There are a number of online tools online to help you set up your own RSS feed, for example:
To use an RSS feed, you need to download a news reader. This is a piece of software that checks RSS feeds and lets you read any new content that has been added.
There are many different versions. You can use a browser-based news reader, which will let you catch up with your RSS feed subscriptions from any computer.
Alternatively you can download an application that will let you store them on your main computer.
Once you have chosen a news reader, all you have to do is to decide what content you want it to receive. For example, if you would like the latest ESRC press releases, simply click on the orange icon at the bottom of any page on this website and select it from the list.
For examples on RSS feeds see MISOC (ESRC Research Centre on Micro-social Change).