Feeds allow you to easily see when web sites have added or updated their
content. You can view the articles and releases from one location without having
to ever visit the website the feed is from. Most popular news sites, including
Yahoo, CNN, MSN and CNET, deliver their news headlines in RSS format.
RSS, which stands for Really Simple Syndication, also allows web sites to easily
share information with each other. For example, the Lake County Government News
Releases feed is "syndicated" on the Lake Sentinel website.
Typically, you'll need a piece of software commonly called a news reader. A news
reader will check each of the feeds you subscribe to and show any new articles
or content that has been added to the feed. News readers come in a variety of
formats, from those included with web browsers to separate, downloadable
A browser-based news reader allows you to view your feed subscription from any
computer. Using a downloadable application will keep your subscription
information on your local computer, similar to downloading email with Outlook.
Once you have a news reader installed, all you have to do is decide which of the
Lake Government feeds you want to receive. Content available for subscription is
denoted by an orange button and commonly includes the phrase "Subscribe", or
text describing the feed.
If you click on the RSS button you can then subscribe to the feed, either by
dragging the URL into your news reader application, or by cutting and pasting
the URL into your news reader. The majority of sites will use the orange button,
or text that says "RSS", but an RSS feed could appear like a normal web site
Certain browsers, including Firefox, Opera, Safari and Internet Explorer 7, will
automatically look for feeds when you visit a web site. These browsers will
typically display an orange icon near the URL of the page to make subscribing to
the feed easy.
There are many RSS Readers available, built for different operating systems and
varied uses. Popular ones include Pluck,
Feed Demon and
Newz Crawler. The
Firefox, Opera, Safari
and Internet Explorer 7 web browsers also have RSS readers built-in. You can
also use a web-based RSS reader such as
Pageflakes and many others.
If you would like to display our news feeds on your site please feel free to.