If you were to pick between coming to HolidayIQ and letting HolidayIQ come to you, what would you choose?
For those who prefer the latter, RSS/XML feeds are available free for individuals and non-profit organisations.
RSS/XML feeds can update headlines on your computer software as they change through sections at HolidayIQ. Destination Review, latest photos uploaded by user's, News Letters or latest videos. Content can fly to your desktop faster than it takes to say 'What's new?'
- Download and install free RSS reader software.
- Add the 'channel' links below to your RSS reader...
Latest Destination Reviews : New!
Latest Hotel Reviews : New!
Latest Photographs : New!
- That's all! Now you need not miss a holidayiq.com headline ever again.
What do HolidayIQ RSS/XML feeds do?
They gather information related to your areas of interest - Latest destination review, Latest destination photos, Hotel reviews or news letters - and deposit them all on your desktop. So, in effect, if you don't stop by the site, the headlines pretty much pay your PC a visit.
How do I read these feeds?
Some free RSS readers are ...
Once information about news items is in RSS format, RSS reader software can check for changes and updates. These headlines will appear on your screen with a summary. If you like what you see, you can always click through to the full copy on the HolidayIQ site.
- Feedreader: http://www.feedreader.com/
- BlogStreet Info Aggregator: http://rss.blogstreet.com
- AmphetaDesk: http://www.disobey.com/amphetadesk/
- Wildgrape NewsDesk 1.1: http://www.wildgrape.net/
- Beaver: http://www31.brinkster.com/toolmaker
- SharpReader: http://www.hutteman.com/weblog/2003/04/06-56.html
- KlipFolio: http://www.serence.com/site.php
- BlogExpress: http://blogexpress.com/
- RSSConnect: http://www.perfectxml.com/RSSConnect/
- Awasu Personal Edition: http://www.awasu.com/
I have the RSS reader. Now what?
Now you need RSS feeds to read. Just like the ones HolidayIQ has provided on this page. Each feed is just like the address of a Web page. All you need to do is use the 'subscribe' function of your RSS reader to start receiving updates from a particular feed.
Makes sense. But what about XML?
'Extensible markup language', or XML, splits information (be it content or images) by markers like 'headlines', 'introductions', 'footnotes', or just about anything else, making it easier for computers to locate specific information using those markers.
Let's say you're stuck in a library, with a million books. All you have is an author's name - 'Goldie', to help you find something on, for instance, breeding goldfish. After an hour of searching, all the card file yields is a book called 'Pure Goldie: The Life and Career of Goldie Hawn'. Pretty frustrating, yes? Now, what if someone were to read all the books, neatly marking all data and sorting it into everything from 'title' and 'author' to 'fishing' and 'breeding'? If this were to happen, you would find something on goldfish in approximately 0.005 seconds, wouldn't you? XML examines information online, fitting it into structures that can be called upon to give you exactly what you want.
Welcome to a whole new Internet experience. With HolidayIQ RSS/XML.