Thursday, September 21, 2006
We have developed our own blog in the last weeks to make the CAPRi Listserv contents more accessible to a wider range of people and to allow you to share its content, and give us feedback and additional information more easily.
We will continue to send out the CAPRi-L email once a week, plus special CAPRi announcements (and you can still subscribe by sending us an email), but you will be able to access the same information also in 2 additional ways: you can go read the entries online at http://www.capri.cgiar.org/caprinews/index.htm or subscribe to the RSS feed of CAPRi News. All posts will be kept in archives folders and are organized by categories, so you can easily search them if you look for some specific information.
Giving us feedback, adding information, or sharing any post can now also be done in other ways than replying to that email you might not have anymore. If you go to the blog, you can add comments to any post: you might have additional information or find it really interesting, or know of related events etc. You can also forward any post to other people, and link to any post from your own web pages or blog.
Let us know what you think. You can obviously continue to do that by sending us comments and suggestions directly.
The CAPRi Team
(Ruth, Esther, Helen, Chelo and Stephan)
For those of you who are not as familiar with internet terminology: Blog is the contraction universally used for weblog, a type of website where entries are made (such as in a journal or diary) in a reverse chronological order.
Blogs often provide commentary or news on a particular subject, such as food, politics, or local news; some function as more personal online diaries. A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs, web pages, and other media related to its topic. Most blogs are primarily textual although some focus on photographs (photoblog), videos (vlog), or audio (podcasting), and are part of a wider network of social media.
If you want to read up on RSS feeds, you can go to http://www.ifpri.org/whatisrss.asp/