Stephenville, Texas (PressExposure) May 26, 2007 -- Michael Tummillo, Founder and President of t.e.a.m. ministries International, proudly announced Friday, May 25th that his online ministry has launched a new website, [http://www.YourTown4Jesus.com]. His ministry focuses on encouraging and discipling the Body of Christ across denominational lines.
Tummillo said, "This new site has one very unique feature: It's called RSS (Really Simple Syndication). To you "Geeks" out there who may be laughing, all I can say is, "well, it's NEW to me!"
RSS allows you to get the latest updated articles that are posted on this new site without visiting the webpage to go looking for them. Also, you no longer have to scan my verbose articles sent via email UNLESS you choose to go and read them at your leisure, or unless you simply prefer good ol' fashioned eMail.
RSS allows readers to get writings from their favorite authors and websites automatically instead of visiting sites manually or reading intrusive emails. "By using this technology, my online ministry now has a way to inform you of any new content. By signing up for RSS on your favorite websites - mine included - you are now, essentially, able to create your own virtual newspaper, loaded with the stuff YOU CHOOSE to read. Very cool!"
Tummillo added, "One other item worth noting, the ADMIN section of my new site allows me to view statistical data as well. I can determine how many visitors used a PC vs. a Mac (71% so far use Mac), peak viewing times, etc. Nearly 3,000 visitors have looked at the site already... and I hadn't even announced it! Among these have been readers from Russia, Germany, Scotland, Nigeria, Rwanda, Japan and Brazil. A friend I saw last night said he "accidentally" stumbled upon the new site during development when he typed in .com instead of .org."
For more on RSS, click on "how do I do RSS" on the side bar and it will explain everything in a simple video. Click on the little orange icon on the URL of the browser; that is the RSS feed. If you get stuck and are unable to negotiate the site, Tummillo admits that he had the same problem. "I couldn't even view my own site as it was in development."
Keith Broadbent of Colorado, designer and webmaster for the site, said, "To maximize your internet experience, update to the BEST BROWSER available, the newest version of Firefox. You can do this at the site. Outdated browsers won't get the most current content from the Web, an ever-evolving beast." He exhorts,"Go on, it's easy!"
Tummillo said, "From time to time, we will include video feeds of musicians, guest speakers...things that we feel will bless your socks off! We are considering doing a podcast as well...whatever THAT is," he jests.
Feedback is always welcome...positive and negative. After navigating the new site, Tummillo asks if viewers would let him know if there's anything that needs improvement... or tell him how wonderful you thought it was! "Please make any comments directly FROM the new site so we can test that out as well."