Andreas, I'll have to put in a feature request for this. I don't see any configuration options available for what you suggest, but it make sense. I'll double-check the documentation since I'm still learning all the features available here.
John...my "page" is pretty much wide open for people to come, visit and post.
I'm an open guy and I don't think evil thoughts, so I realize I could get burned...what would be a good beginning safe level for someone w/no My Friends or Facebook experience...I'd rather be a tad bit safe than sorry, at least until I get my feet wet.
Basically, RSS is a system that lets you run a program to check for changes on web sites. You "subscribe" to a "feed" . Your program checks the web site to see if anything has changed since the last check (you configure how often to check in the program). In the case of CSW Social, if you have your program set to check every hour, then any new posts would show up in your program. At that point, depending on the program, you could read them right in the program or may need to go to the web site.
The main advantage is having an automated program constantly checking the web site for you rather than going and checking yourself every so often.
Nope. You need to get ahold of an RSS reader program. If you put in the CSW RSS feed address, the reader will tell you when the CSW site changes. The GMT web site doesn't seem to have an RSS feed that I can see.
And yes, I hope to be at the Expo again this year, still finalizing plans.