December 11, 2008

The Regional Municipality of York adds Web 2.0 features with new RSS feed to website

All media products now available through Really Simple Syndication

NEWMARKET The Regional Municipality of York has made access to media releases, alerts, advisories, backgrounders and fact sheets even easier by introducing RSS 2.0 technology to our website


The RSS technology, which stands for Really Simple Syndication, allows subscribers to receive information updates immediately after they become available online.  Visiting the website is not required for these updates and there is no registration process or cost to subscribe.


The RSS technology, commonly referenced as part of a new generation of interactive technologies know as Web 2.0, has become very popular with people who receive information from multiple online sources.  Instead of taking the time to visit various websites, RSS allows the information from many sites to be sent directly to site users.


To subscribe to The Regional Municipality of York RSS 2.0 feed, please visit and click on the RSS 2.0 symbol (pictured above).


Alternatively, subscribers can use our direct RSS link


For new users who are interested in trying RSS 2.0 but are looking for more information, please visit our RSS introductory page.


For more information on The Regional Municipality of York, please visit


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Media Contact:         Michael Kemp, Corporate Communications, York Region

                                 Phone:  905 830-4444, ext. 1232 or Cell 905 251-6419


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