LOG Blog RSS Feeds
If you’ve ever wondered how you can receive an automatic notification whenever a new logistics blog is posted, well wonder no longer. Simply sign up for an RSS feed. What is an RSS feed you might ask? According to an excellent overview of RSS feeds available on the Defense Acquisition Portal (DAP):
· “What is RSS? RSS stands for Rich Site Syndication or Really Simple Syndication. RSS feeds are free content feeds from Web sites that contain headlines, summaries, and links to the full page on the Web site.
· How do I use RSS? You need special software, called a feed reader to use an RSS feed. You can also use software called an aggregator to gather and organize in one page the feeds over several days and from several sites. Most readers and aggregators are free to download.
· Why use RSS? RSS is an easy way to gather a wide variety of content in one place on your computer. Rather than visiting many Web sites each day to find out if there is new content, an RSS reader shows it all to you in one page. Many RSS readers also alert you when new content from your favorite Web site is delivered. Basically, RSS replaces e-mail lists. Subscribing to e-mail lists can result in a clogged inbox. And you have to separate the subscribed e-mail from the other messages. Subscribing to an RSS feed can eliminate some of that e-mail clutter.
· How can I sign up for an RSS feed? If you have a feed reader and wish to acquire a feed to the page you were looking at, use the link at the top of this page. The link provides information that is coded for a reader, not your browser. To subscribe, read the instructions that came with your reader.”
So how does that specifically work for life cycle logistics and product support blogs? Simply go to the Logistics & Sustainment Center Director’s Blog site on the DAP, select the orange “RSS Feed” icon at the top left side of the screen (directly above the “Gateway Links”), and follow the instructions to sign up. It’s simple, easy, and is free!