What are feeds?
There are two types of feed available through the Consult Hyperion web site:
- RSS 2.0 feeds
A full pdf guide to RSS and Podcasts including how to install the software, and how to subscribe to feeds is available to download with screenshots and step by step instructions. The download is a 2.4MB PDF.
RSS 2.0 feeds
RSS 2.0 (Really Simple Syndication) feeds are XML (eXtensible Markup Language) structured documents which provide web content with associated links and metdata. RSS 2.0 feeds are normally used to distribute dynamic information which changes or increments on an ongoing basis. The normal way to access an RSS 2.0 feed is to use a feed reader / aggregator. The feed reader software queries your pre-selected RSS 2.0 feeds on a regular basis and notifies you of new entries, usually by some visual or audible cue. In this way users, like you, can get immediate access to updated information on topics covered by RSS 2.0 feeds.
The following RSS 2.0 feeds are provided by Consult Hyperion:
- Library - Feed of all articles added to our library.
- Meet Us - Feed of all upcoming events we are attending and running.
- Podcasts - Feed of Consult Hyperion Podcasts.
- Digital Identity Forum - Feed version of the Digital Identity Forum blog.
- Digital Money Forum - Feed version of the Digital Money Forum blog.
Some web browsers include built in feed reader capabilities. Should your browser not support RSS 2.0 feeds, or you simply wish to use a separate feed reader we would suggest any one of the following:
Podcasts are a specific type of RSS 2.0 feed which include links to downloadable media files. In the case of Consult Hyperion's podcasts the media files linked to are audio files containing recorded interviews.
Podcasts can be aggregated using a normal RSS feed reader although this will not normally download the linked audio file until you click on the link. An easy way to get podcasts, even if you don't have an iPod, is iTunes for Windows and Macintosh. In iTunes, go to 'Advanced... > Subscribe to Podcasts' and enter the URL from our podcast feed link above or simply click .
- iTunes (Win / Mac OS X)