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How to use RSS to read GS1 India news

What is RSS?

RSS is a way of keeping up to date with news without having to visit a website directly. Put simply, you can have the content you want delivered directly to you.

What does RSS stand for?

RSS stands for 'Really Simple Syndication'. RSS defines a common XML format for distributing news items.

How do I start using RSS?

Firstly your need an RSS reader. This is a piece of software that checks RSS feeds and let's you know when new information has been posted.

Once you have an RSS reader you need to decide what content you want to receive. For the GS1 India website, this is as simple as clicking on the RSS icon () on the front page then copying and pasting the web address (URL) into your RSS reader.

How do I get an RSS reader?

There are many different tools available. Some are web-based, others run directly from your computer. Recently, the two leading browsers (Internet Explorer 7 and Firefox 2) also allow you to read RSS feeds. You can also customise your Google, My Yahoo! or Microsoft Live Account to read news feeds.

To get started, we recommend you use a web-based service called "Netvibes" that allows you to personalise a web page with link to your own interests. Just follow these steps:

  1. Go to www.netvibes.com  
  2. Click "add/browse content" in the top left corner
  3. Click "Add a feed" from the choices that appear
  4. Copy and paste "www.gs1india.org/rss" into the Address box
  5. Click Add
  • The latest 5 GS1 news items will now be displayed on your NetVibes page. You can use NetVibes to add other RSS news feeds so that this web page becomes your single source for latest news.

How often is the GS1 news feed updated?

We post between 2 and 4 new items a month. Subscribing to the GS1 RSS news feed will mean that you can stay up to date with this news as it is released without having to visit the GS1 website directly to find out if something new has happened.

 

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