(PRWEB) June 24, 2005
Crossmap.com announced today the launch of its new RSS aggregation service for Christians (http://rss.crossmap.com). The service takes advantage of RSS feeds, which are provided by a multitude of media outlets, allowing Crossmap to easily syndicate their content.
The new service updates news feeds from a variety of sources, but focuses on information pertinent to Christians. Feeds are organized into one of four categories: "Christian News," "Blogs," "News," and "Content." The Christian Post, Christianity Today, Agape Press, Breathecast, and Christian Today are some of the feeds that are featured on Crossmap RSS as of launch.
According to Rick Li, the CTO of Crossmap.com, "The Crossmap RSS section has been built from the ground up in order to take full advantage of the RSS protocol. Many RSS aggregators have been built in the past, but we believe that ours is the first Christian aggregator that downloads feeds at a regular basis, organizing it in a way that all Christians can use and appreciate."
There are several features in the new section that will appeal to dedicated Christian news readers. A comments area, available for each story, allows feedback to be left by readers. In addition, a powerful search is available that allows readers to find stories that have been published on Crossmap RSS in the past.
At launch, Crossmap RSS updates from over 15 sources and updates every 15 minutes throughout the day. Every update typically generates from 5-25 stories that are added to our archive.
We hope that Crossmap RSS will be a service that is useful for Christians who want to keep up to date with all the latest happenings, both within the Christian world and without.
Crossmap is the internet's largest Christian portal (the most listings in the Google.com search engine) and one of the most popular Christian websites (rated one of the highest Christian websites on Alexa.com in the low 3,000s). Crossmap has been in operation since 2000, offering a multitude of Christian resources, including clip art, backgrounds, lyrics, and games. The Crossmap international network stretches over 15 countries in 5 continents. Crossmap.com is headquartered in downtown San Francisco, California.
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