Get The Feed

Our RSS feed is available here: http://feeds.feedburner.com/Ellusionist 

What are feeds? I see “RSS”, “XML”, and “Atom” out there, but I don’t know how I might use these links when I find them.

Feeds are a way for websites large and small to distribute their content well beyond just visitors using browsers. Feeds permit subscription to regular updates, delivered automatically via a web portal, news reader, or in some cases good old email. Feeds also make it possible for site content to be packaged into “widgets,” “gadgets,” mobile devices, and other bite-sized technologies that make it possible to display blogs, podcasts, and major news/sports/weather/whatever headlines just about anywhere.

What Does This Mean?

You may recognize the universal feed icon or these “chicklets” from your favorite websites, blogs, and podcasts. These icons represent content in any format – text, audio or video – to which you can subscribe and read/watch/listen using a feed reader.

What is RSS?
RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is an XML format designed for sharing web content like blogs & news headlines. An RSS service (also known as an RSS channel) consists of a list of items, each of which contains a headline, description, and a link to a web page. For Ellusionist RSS service, the full content, such as a full-text article or video, is made available on http://feeds.feedburner.com/Ellusionist and can be accessed by the link in the RSS service.

How do I use RSS?
To use RSS, you will need a special RSS news reader or aggregator that will allow you to collect and display RSS service. RSS news readers allow you to view the service you select all together in the same place and, by automatically retrieving updates, stay current with new content soon after it is published.

There are many different news readers available, many for free. Most news readers are applications that you download and install. Some others are web-based service you sign-up for that work inside your browser. The FireFox browser is excellent at handling RSS Feeds as is Google Reader.

After setting up your news reader, you will be ready to use the Ellusionist RSS. To subscribe to the Ellusionist RSS, right-click here: http://feeds.feedburner.com/Ellusionist “Copy Shortcut” or “Copy Link Location” to copy the location (URL) of the service. Follow the instructions for your particular news reader, and then paste this location wherever it asks for the location of the service you wish to subscribe to.