What is RSS?
RSS is an easy way for you to keep updated automatically on websites
you like. Instead of you having to go to websites to see if they've
written a new article or document, you can use RSS (which stands for
Really Simple Syndication) to get them to tell you every time they
have something new. The ITU now offers some RSS feeds (or channels).
How can I make use of RSS?
In general you need to get hold of a program called a News Reader.
This displays RSS information feeds from your chosen websites on
your computer. All you then have to do is choose which RSS feeds you
want: for instance, an RSS feed of all the latest Meeting Documents
of a specific ITU Study Group.
You can normally tell if a site has an RSS feed if you see these
If you click on the button you can drag the URL of the RSS feed into
your news reader or copy and paste the same URL into your news
Some browsers, including Firefox, Opera and Safari, automatically
check for RSS feeds when you visit a website, and display an icon
when they find one.
RSS readers will download and display RSS feeds for you. A number of
free and commercial RSS readers are available for download. Many
readers are separate, "stand-alone" programs; other services will
let you add RSS feeds to a Web page.
The following are examples of RSS readers that are available:
Most of the content of the RSS feeds are from various BDT Newslogs.
Forthcoming developments will lead to a single entry blog.