• What is RSS?
    RSS stands for "Really Simple Syndication". It is a way to easily distribute live web feeds (headlines, update notices, and content) directly to your computer. RSS takes the latest headlines from different web sites, and pushes them down to your computer for quick scanning and easy reading. All you need to do is subscribe and then you’ll receive new content automatically in your feed reader. 

    What do people use RSS for?

    • News
    • Weather
    • Photos
    • Blogs
    • Etc

     How does it work?

    • To get started, choose an RSS reader tool
    • Setup your screen, load the RSS feeds into your reader tool
    • Start reading your news feeds 
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  • RSS Using Microsoft Outlook

    RSS using MS Outlook

    1. Subscribe to an RSS feed from your web browser:
      • See if the site has an RSS feed. If it does, find the RSS Icon RSS Logo
      • If you don't see the button Icon, look for a link named RSS feed or something similar
      • To add the feed to your browser, click Subscribe to this feed on the page that appears in your browser after you clicked the RSS Feed button
      • Click the Subscribe button

    2. Set Outlook to pull in feeds when you subscribe to them:
      • In Outlook, click File > Options > Advanced
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      • Under RSS Feeds, make sure the Synchronize RSS Feeds to the Common Feed List (CFL) in Windows check box is selected
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      • Manually add an RSS feed to Outlook:
        • In your web browser, copy the web address of the feed page from the address bar
        • In Outlook, in the Mail Navigation Pane, right-click RSS Feeds and then click Add a New RSS Feed
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        • In the dialog box that appears, paste the address you copied earlier into the box, click Add, and click Yes. 
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        • To add the new RSS Feed, click Yes.
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        • Click the RSS Feeds category to view related news/listings.
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  • RSS Using Apple iOS

    RSS reader apps for iPhone and iPad (iOS)

    1. Click on Apple App Icon on your iPhone/iPad, browse the Apple App Store iOS App Store Icon to find an RSS Reader
    2. Search for RSS Reader and click (+Get) button to download the App.
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    3. Sign In your account/password for access
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    4. Click on the RSS Reader Icon RSS Icon  to open the App. Then click the (+) icon on the top right corner to add a new RSS Feed
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    5. Type in URL of page to add RSS the Feed. 
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    6. A new feed page will load as an RSS option. 
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    7. Click the title to view details about the news post.
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    8. Click Agenda or Minutes to view more information.
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  • RSS Using Internet Explorer

    RSS using Internet Explorer

    1. Go to page of interest, select a category and click on the RSS link.
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    2. Click “Subscribe” to this Feed link.
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    3. Click the “Subscribe to This Feed”. In the dialog box that appears, give your feed a descriptive name. Click the Subscribe button.
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    4. Click “View my Feeds” to view your list of RSS feeds.
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    5. In IE, you access your RSS feeds in the Favorites Center. Click the Feeds Tab and category link to display a list of RSS feeds.
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  • RSS Using Google Chrome

    RSS using Google Chrome

    1. Go to Google Chrome’s Web Store and search for an RSS Feed Reader under Apps.

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    2. Select your Feed Reader and click “Add to Chrome”.
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    3. Click the Add Extension button.
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    4. The RSS Feed Reader icon will appear on the top right of the browser (toolbar).

    5. Go to page of interest, select a category.
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    6. Click Subscribe link to view feeds in a specific category.
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    7. You will see the RSS Feed icon with a green (+) for pages with news feeds.

    8. Click on the RSS News Feeder icon, click the (+) button to add feeds. 
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    9. If you know the URL for the feed page you can copy/paste the link and (Follow) the page.
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    10. Once Feed is loaded you will see an icon and title of page.
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  • RSS Using Mozilla Firefox

    RSS using Mozilla Firefox

    1. Go to page of interest, select a category and click on the RSS Subscribe link
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    2. On the page that appears, click the Subscribe Now button using Live Bookmarks
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    3. Pick a name for your Live Bookmark and choose where to save it. By default, it’ll be saved to the Bookmarks Toolbar. Then click Subscribe
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    4. Live Bookmarks are saved as folders in Bookmarks Toolbar, click it to see the latest items from the feed
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    5. RSS Feed is also viewable by clicking the Bookmarks button to open the Bookmarks menu
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