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Orange, practical, simple. RSS.

One or the other internet user will already know the rectangular, orange-coloured  RSS-logo with the white segments of a circle. Especially news sites or blogs do often offer a RSS-service to keep their readers up-date.

The principle of RSS is simple and extremely useful at the same time. RSS is an additional news publication in a standardized format. We offer you several RSS-channels, which structure the range of information available at stw-on.de, into subjects,e.g.: Braunschweig, BAföG or Cultural Office Hildesheim. As sonn as a new message is published on the website, a new post is generated at the according channel. The RSS-post consists only of text and a link to the complete article in the internet. An RSS-channel can be subscribed and looked at via web browser, email programme or a special RSS-reader.

RSS or email/newsletter?

RSS and email are distinctly different, although they are both about the transmission of text. If you use RSS, the Student Administration does not need to know neither you nor your email-address. You yourself decide, whether you get active, whether you want to receive one or more of our channels or cancel them. In comparison to a newsletter, we save the trouble to protect your presonal data and you can follow us or other sources anonymously and easily.

How do I use RSS?

There are several possibilities how you can read our RSS-channel mitlesen können. A very simple option is the access via web browser. No matter whether you use Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera or Chrome – almost every browser supports the retrieval an RSS-channel. The browser software often has a special RSS-button if the site which is currently visited, has a RSS-channel. To simplify matters, we have listed all channels on our website here. Once included, you wil find e.g. at the Internet Explorer all subscribed channels at the Favourites Bar.

Many email-programmes have an RSS-function as well; you can use special Feed Reader on your mobile phone and your PC as well. Furthermore, portals like yahoo or google, or the TU Braunschweig with its student portal “TUgether” offer to integrate newsfeeds into your personal site. Thus, you can keep yourself up-date by means of aPC with an internet access.

If you would like further information on RSS-feeds, we recommend the explanations at spiegel.online and for fans of technology the background information at techfacts.net.