What are news feeds?
A news feed is way to have breaking news, pertinent updates, and a list of new web content (including press releases, news articles, audiocasts, and videocasts) sent right to your computer.
News feeds are a great way to keep in touch with the latest happenings at the site!
News feeds are also called RSS. There really isn't good agreement on what the letters RSS stand for, but most people say it means Really Simple Syndication.
How can I use the Fort Vancouver News Feed?
The easiest way to receive the news feed is with your Web browser. Most newer Web browsers (Firefox 2 and Internet Explorer 7, for example) allow you to subscribe to a news feed by simply clicking on a link to the news feed file and then clicking on another link to subscribe.
After you have done this, the content of the news feed will be displayed in your bookmarks or favorites—depending on your Web browser.
If you are using a browser that supports this feature, subscribe to the Fort Vancouver News Feed now by clicking here and then clicking on the subscribe link in the window that follows.What is a feed reader?
Another way to receive the news feed uses a feed reader. Feed readers are simply software that can check the feeds of websites and present you with a list of the latest news from those sites.
There are many different types of feed readers; some work with your web browser and others are downloadable applications that work on their own.
Once you have chosen a feed reader, all that is left to do is identify the feeds you want it to receive.
How do I get a feed reader?
There are many feed readers out there, and more are being created all the time. As different readers work on different computers and offer variable features, you will want to search around for one that works for you and your computer.
Try entering "feed reader" or "news reader" into your favorite search engine and look for lists and reviews of RSS-ware software.
Once you get a feed reader installed, be sure to subscribe to the Fort Vancouver News Feed!