Openescent Blog

Welcome

November 12, 2011 — Juliet Armstrong

Welcome to Openescent. This blog will feature information technology subjects of interest to those in the non-profit sector. Subscribe to our RSS feed using your favorite RSS feed reader. If you're not sure what RSS or RSS feed readers are? Read on.

RSS is a tool that bloggers use to share (or syndicate) their content beyond their website. Readers of a blog who subscribe to an RSS feed can follow a blog without having to visit the website that hosts that blog. By using a feed reader, you can follow all the blogs you enjoy in one place, without having to visit a bunch of different websites. RSS also provides a way for other websites to present the contents of an off-site blog. Web sites can use RSS feed aggregators to display blog posts from another site on their own site. For example, see Openescent's News section. Here, we aggregate some off-site IT news feeds of interest to those in the non-profit sector. Most modern content management systems* make it easy for a website to display RSS content from other sites.