RSS stands for "Really Simple Syndication". An RSS feed or news feed is an online file in a special format (not a web page) used by a range of devices. A news feed reader or news aggregator software collects in one place current items from many news sources. Feed readers allow you to quickly follow any topics you are interested in. On our news page
Many feed readers are integrated into email programs or Web browsers, and have an alert option if you want to know immediately when a new article is available. Software such as Thunderbird, Firefox, Internet Explorer have feed readers built in. Services such as Google and MyYahoo allow you to add feeds to your home page. Once you have a feed "address" set up in your feed reader, new article titles will automatically be added. Just scan the subject lines and read only those that interest you.
Firefox "Live Bookmarks" are an easy way to check news feeds from your web browser. At our "Boating in Canada News" site you will see a large orange icon (RSS). You will also an icon in the URL bar - click this and then select a location to put your "live bookmark" called "Boating in Canada News" in the window that pops up. Place it somewhere easy to check (i.e. Personal Toolbar). Whenever you select a "Live bookmark", you will see a list of article titles! Select one to display the article. Try it out in your "Personal Toolbar" for easy checking.
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