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Step-by-step instructionsReturn to top
- Get newsfeed reader A newsfeed reader monitors RSS feeds from Web sites and blogs, then displays them in a window on your computer. Some require you to download software, but many, like Bloglines,Google Reader or My Yahoo! work in your Web browser. Firefox browser users have a newsreader built in. This link takes you to a list of RSS readers, and here's more about RSS.
- Grab a newsfeed Once you have your reader, click on the "RSS" icon below by each channel you want. That takes you to a feed page where you'll have one-click buttons for your reader. Now when we update a blog or a news channel, your reader will update with the new headline too!
Frequently Asked QuestionsReturn to top
- What are newsfeeds?
A newsfeed is a feed of headlines from a Web site that you can subscribe to for free and display in a news reader. When news updates, your reader notifies you. Many Web sites offer headlines in this format.
- Why should I use a newsfeed reader?
Using a newsfeed reader allows you to view headlines from many blogs or news sources in one place. Readers also alert you when new articles on the topics you're interested in are published so you don't have to keep checking your favorite Web sites. Some readers also feature scrolling tickers or integrate into e-mail and Web browsers. When you are alerted of the new article, you can click on a link that will take you directly to the article.
- How do I subscribe to podcasts?
Podcasts are audio or video programs you can download to your iPod, PSP or mp3 player and listen to or watch at your leisure. You can subscribe to them too using the POD buttons at left, so new episodes automatically load onto your player or computer desktop when available. But first you need software to catch and save podcasts, such as iTunes.
- Why does it say RSS on the icon?
RSS stands for "Really Simple Syndication." Recently other icons have been designed that work for individual news readers. For instance, you may see an "Add to My Yahoo!" or a "Sub Bloglines" icon on a Web page in addition to an "RSS" icon. If you have one of those news readers, by clicking on the link, the feed is added to your reader.
- Publishing our feed on your own Web site
If you maintain a Web site or Web log, you may also use these newsfeeds to display automatically updating OrlandoSentinel.com headlines on your Web site.
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