Web Feed for the Global Issues web site

Global Issues provides the following web feeds (also known as feeds, or RSS feeds):

In most modern web browsers, you can click the above link and it should help you subscribe. Read on to find out more about what feeds are.

This web page has the following sub-sections:

  1. What is an RSS Web Feed?
  2. What About Email Subscription?
  3. Where can I get a Web Feed Reader?

What is an RSS Web Feed?

RSS
RSS stands for Rich Site Summary (or Really Simple Syndication). RSS is a popular data format — though not the only one — used by web sites to provide their content for others to read or syndicate on their own sites.
Web Feed

For the content provider (such as this site): data is used to publish or syndication the content as a feed similar to how newswire services work, hence the term “feed”.

For everyone: anyone can subscribe to the content using feed readers (see below) and be automatically notified of new content. You do not have to check a web site each time to see if there is new content.

What About Email Subscription?

Email subscription is an alternative way to keep up to date with a web site. A web feed can sometimes be beneficial, or even compliment email announcements because a web feed:

  • Does not clutter email in-boxes;
  • Can be easier to manage for recipients who get a lot of news online;
  • Does not require an email address to subscribe

Many people still prefer email updates so Global Issues provides both an RSS Web Feed and an email subscription for updates to the site and in-depth issues and articles. Find out more on the email updates page.

At this time, subscription to news headlines are not available via email, only via the above web feed. This is because the news headlines update very frequently, risking a flood of emails. In such situations web feed subscriptions are recommended.

Where can I get a Web Feed Reader?

There are countless RSS and Web Reader apps out there. For example, these have web sites and mobile apps: