An RSS Feed has been added to Nuketown, allowing readers to download headlines from their site into offline readers such as NetNewsWire. The Nuketown RSS Feed contains the headlines and summaries of the webzine’s latest blog entries, articles, reviews, hoaxes, Web links and netheads. Also embedded in the feeds are hyperlinks, so you can read the story in question if it piques your interest.
The URL of the feed is: http://www.nuketown.com/rss/index.xml .
Nuketown’s RSS feed uses the 2.0 specification, which you can learn more about by visiting this website.
The feed will be updated every few days, usually when our newsletter, RADIATIONS, is sent out.
So what’s an RSS Feed? “RSS” stands for “Really Simple Syndication” (well, actually there’s some disagreement over exactly what it stands for, but that definition works best for me). It’s a way for sites to syndicate — or share — their content.
How do you read an RSS feed? There are a couple of ways to do that. The easiest is to download an RSS Reader, install it on your computer, and then subscribe to Nuketown’s feed (you do this by clicking on the programs “Add Feed” or “Subscribe” button, and then typing in the url for feed.
On the Mac, I strongly recommend NetNewsWire Light by Ranchero Software. On the Windows side, check out Bradsoft’s FeedDemon. And finally, for Palm handhelds there’s Hand/RSS by Stand Alone Inc. (though if you want to use it for more than 30 days, you have to buy the software).