Get the latest Club news via RSS or Twitter!
Want an alert when a new Post is added to the GCSSC website? Subscribe to our RSS feed or follow us on Twitter.
Rich Site Summary, also Really Simple Syndication, allows blogs like the Gloucester Concordes website to feed, or broadcast, the latest News posts to a RSS reader.
For example on this website, you will notice on the right hand side below the Sponsors, the latest news from Speed Skating Canada and Ontario Speed Skating, both pulled in by a RSS reader from those websites’ RSS feeds.
What do you need for RSS?
To subscribe to a RSS feed, you will need an RSS reader (or aggregator). You can use your internet browser (e.g. Internet explorer, Safari), email client (e.g. Outlook, Lotus Notes) or install a free RSS reader (note: Google Reader has been discontinued), or use a number of mobile apps.
Copy & Paste the URL for our RSS feed into your reader: http://gloucesterconcordes.ca/feed/
Pros: Anonymous – you do not need to sign up with an account to receive the broadcast, simply paste the URL into any reader.
Cons: Lists only the latest posts (news). May need to install software.
Twitter is online social networking & microblogging service that enables users to send and read short 140-character text messages, called ‘tweets’.
Everytime a news post is added to the GCSSC website, automatically a tweet linking to the post will be generated and sent to all its followers. From time to time, the Executive may tweet special reminders, or ask for volunteer help. However, tweets sent to @ConcordesSSC may not receive a reply.
What do you need for Twitter?
To receive (and send) tweets, you will need to sign up for a Twitter account at Twitter.com.
Once you have a Twitter account, you will need to ‘follow’ GCSSC on Twitter @ConcordesSSC. You can send and receive tweets from your desktop account after login via an internet browser, or you can use a number of mobile apps, including via SMS texts.
Pros: News alerts can be received via SMS Text messaging without a need for internet connection.
Cons: all Tweets are always 100% public (except for direct messages) and can be viewed by anyone, including those without a Twitter account. NEVER tweet or @reply personal information such as your phone number.