Post – A post is a piece of information submitted by a single user. It may be a new post, which starts a new topic, or a reply to an existing post. Posts are typically a sentence, paragraph, or a few paragraphs.
Topic – A topic is a collection of posts. The posts are organised in chronological order. The idea of a topic is that there is a single post that contains the topic of discussion. The rest of the posts in the topic are replies to this first post and to other replies. Topics are sort of like conversations, allowing many people to state their opinions about an idea, or debate an issue.
Forum – A forum is a container for topics. Forums often have a general subject that the topics within are about. For instance, you might have a Summer League forum, which would contain topics in which people would discuss netball resources during the summer months and offer their opinions .
Keep up to date – RSS
You may have noticed the RSS icon on the homepage – If you were adventurous enough to click it a you may have noticed a page launches displaying TAG style page?
Wouldn’t it be better to have the latest news and features delivered directly to you, rather than clicking from site to site?
RSS allows you to see when sites from all over the internet have added new content. You can get the latest headlines and articles (or even audio files, photographs or video) in one place, as soon as they are published, without having to remember to visit each site every day. It takes the hassle out of staying up-to-date, by showing you the very latest information that you are interested in. There is some discussion as to what RSS stands for, but most people plump for ‘Really Simple Syndication’.