RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a technology that makes it easy for you to be alerted when new content on your favorite websites is available—instead of visiting any number of different sites to find new articles and updated information, RSS automatically tells you when something new is posted online.
The Workers’ Compensation Commission now has a RSS feed at:
By using a RSS reader or other RSS-capable software program or online service (many of which are available free of charge), you can collect updates from literally hundreds of sites in a single manageable location. Since RSS “feeds” are just simple text files comprised of links, headlines, and (usually) brief summaries, they can also be sent to cell phones, pagers, handheld computers, and other XML-compatible devices, as well as to desktop computers.
There are three main steps to using the Workers’ Compensation Commission RSS NEWS Feed:
You can “subscribe”—free of charge—to our RSS feed using hundreds of software applications, including web browsers, web browser toolbars and plug-ins, email applications, email application plug-ins, dedicated RSS reader and aggregator applications, and online newsfeed services. Many of these applications and online services are available without charge; a number of them are commercial products.
When looking for a software application or online service, remember that there is a wide range of news readers available, with more coming onto the market all the time—different news readers will work on different operating systems (e.g., Windows, Mac, Linux, etc.) and will provide differing capabilities and limitations, so you will need to take those requirements and features into account when determining the best software or service to meet your particular needs. Also be aware that some applications will require additional software to be installed on your computer, such as Java, Microsoft’s .NET Framework, or Python.
Below are some sites that may help you to find and obtain RSS software or services. Please note that these links are provided for informational purposes only—the Workers’ Compensation Commission does not specifically endorse any particular RSS-capable software application or online service.
Below are some web pages that may help you to become better acquainted with RSS technology, how it is being used today, and how to use it yourself.
The Workers’ Compensation Commission provides a RSS feed that complies with the RSS 2.0 Specification. Most feeds seem to be RSS 2.0 feeds, so it shouldn’t be too difficult to find an RSS-capable application or online service with which to view the information in our feed.
If you’re curious to see what our RSS feed looks like in action, please take a look at any of the following screenshots. Each screen graphic is a picture of a monitor image (1,024x768 resolution) depicting the Commission’s feed displayed in a different software application, and will display in your full browser window; just use your “back” button to get back to this page after viewing each screen.
Please note, again, that these links are provided for informational purposes only—the Workers’ Compensation Commission does not specifically endorse any particular RSS-capable software application or online service.
The Commission will gladly attempt to assist anyone who wants to subscribe to our RSS feed and needs help in doing so. However, please keep in mind that, as there are literally hundreds of RSS-capable applications and services available, we may on occasion be limited in the type and amount of technical support we can offer.
If you need assistance with our feed, please contact our webmaster.
[NOTE: The Commission does not have sufficient staff to assist with issues relating to using RSS feeds in general, or to issues relating to feeds produced by other entities—our assistance is limited to issues pertaining directly to our own RSS feed. Thank you for your understanding in this regard.]