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What is RSS?

RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication.  RSS is a web feed protocol used to publish frequently-updated content, such as blogs, news feeds or podcasts.  From a user's perspective, it's a means of discovering new or recent content (such as news headlines) without requiring you to constantly visit a given website to see what's new.  Instead, your RSS reader brings new content to you, as a list of possible webpages to visit.  Note that the reader doesn't load the actual content; rather, for each entry it displays a page title, and a hyperlink to the article or webpage.

Dreamflows RSS feeds

All Dreamflows RSS feeds are in RSS 2.0 format.  Each feed contains only those webpages that have changed in the last week, most recently-changed webpage first.  The feeds are:
Which feed to select is, of course, up to you.  Your decision will center around the depth of your desire to be notified every time a given flow report changes.  Realtime reports are updated every 30 minutes during the day, and every hour at night.  The Daily reports are usually updated between 4:30 and 5pm daily; a lot depends on Dreamflows' Internet connection speed.  All times are Pacific Time.

Setting up an RSS feed from Dreamflows

To read an RSS feed, you need a program called a feed reader or aggregator.  Comparison shopping is beyond the scope of this article, however choices include the Live Bookmarks feature of Firefox and Opera, the Sage add-on to Firefox, and Google Reader.

Here are several ways to set up an RSS feed from Dreamflows:


Note that in each case, the feed's name is pretty long and descriptive; it's that way to make it easier for you to select which one you want.  To change (shorten?) it, just edit the feed's Properties in your reader.

This page was last updated Thu, Oct 1, 2015.

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