Youth Camp photos

Dan Brown has the first four photos from this week’s Youth Camp posted in the new TTC photo gallery.

7/5 update: The photos are posted in 3 versions: small thumbnails, medium (640 pixels wide) versions, and large, full-sized originals. Click on a medium to see the large, or right-click on a medium and then save the large to your PC. And you can view all the photos in a looping slideshow.

RSS: syndication and aggregation

We’ve now added RSS to this weblog. What’s RSS?

It’s a radio signal for a website, most commonly used for weblogs. More technically: “Rich Site Summary (RSS) is a lightweight XML format designed for sharing headlines and other Web content. Think of it as a distributable “What’s New” for your site.” See Intro to RSS for more info.

The Newspaper Association of America site has an informative article titled Syndication Made Simple. “Just as free e-mail newsletters enable publishers to directly reach readers and promote online and in-paper content, RSS “pushes” headlines and succinct, one-sentence article descriptions to those who subscribe to the no-cost feeds.”

The other side of syndication is aggregation. Here’s an article from Wired News that explains why aggregators are all the rage: Aggregators Attack Info Overload.

This icon is the cue that we’re RSS capable. So train your aggregator to grab content from the TTC syndicated weblog.

Coming soon

We’re in the middle of revamping the Trials Training Center web site. Apologies for the interruptions and small glitches. For example, the eSubscriptions box on the right isn’t working yet.

Watch for postings from Dan Brown, as soon as he gets some time away from The 5th Annual AMA/NATC Youth National Championship Trial and U.S. Womens Open that’s going on today through July 4.

Expect to see more photos from the TTC like these… Soon!

Griff Wigley, Webmaster
Wigley and Associates