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Sitewide Enhancments: RSS feeds for each category & Twitter explained
By Dave Mackey - Webmaster, The Bahamas Weekly
Apr 22, 2009 - 10:10:19 PM

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Having now exceeded 5600 articles and counting...whew! I am pleased to announce two of the exciting new changes that I have made tinkering under the hood of The Bahamas Weekly that will enhance your surfing experience and enable you to have the content you want as you like it. So now here we go:

1. RSS feed for each category; all fans of The Bahamas Weekly can now subscribe to any of the 89 available categories of their choice (see graphic below). Hence, if your interest is purely Sports, you could choose sports if its Bahamas Information Services Updates you could choose that etc.

2. The new buzzword on all the international news networks now is Twitter, twitter, Twitter! What is twitter? Wikipedia defines twitter thusly:

Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that enables its users to send and read other users' updates known as tweets. Tweets are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length which are displayed on the user's profile page and delivered to other users who have subscribed to them (known as followers). Senders can restrict delivery to those in their circle of friends or, by default, allow anybody to access them. Users can send and receive tweets via the Twitter website, Short Message Service (SMS) or external applications. The service is free to use over the Internet, but using SMS may incur phone service provider fees.

For those who don’t yet understand RSS, Twitter is a perfect alternative because it provides an easy means of following The Bahamas Weekly by going HERE: www.twitter.com/bahamasweekly

We have integrated The Bahamas Weekly’s overall RSS feed with Twitter so that our Twitter updates occur shortly after posting has occurred on TheBahamasWeekly.com.

That’s it for now, so go ahead and check it out! Tweet Tweet!


When you select a category, look for the rss icon and category name on the upper right hand corner of the page. When you selected it the category rss feed will appear in your browser with the option to subscribe to the feed.

Lyndah Wells, Photographer & On-line Communities expert

Special thanks goes out to Lyndah Wells for getting The Bahamas Weekly on Twitter:)

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