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Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is a format for distributing and gathering content from sources across the web, including newspapers, magazines, and blogs. Web publishers use RSS to easily create and distribute news feeds that include headlines, summaries, and links to full articles. RSS feeds are free, and FCPS currently offers one feed using RSS 2.0.
Click on the orange "RSS" button below to access the corresponding feed, or use the other links to add our feed to some of the popular online readers (also known as aggregators).
Most recent versions of web browsers, like Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari, have a built-in reader that allows you to view and manage RSS feeds. A web site offers a feed if it shows an RSS icon in either the address bar or toolbar. When you click on the icon, the browser will display the feed and give you the option to subscribe.
You can install a reader that displays RSS feeds from the web sites you select, enabling you to view hundreds of headlines at once. After installing, you can add each feed manually by clicking on the orange "RSS" button next to the feed.
An alternative to installing a dedicated RSS reader is to use a web-based reader. For example, Google, My Yahoo!, and My MSN users can now add RSS feeds directly to their personal page. An account is usually required for this feature.
E-mail newsletters are usually delivered at a time chosen by the publisher. RSS gives you more control by always being available and staying updated. Another advantage RSS has over e-mail is that you don't have to supply an e-mail address to get the content.
To add an RSS feed in Microsoft Office Outlook 2007: On the Tools menu, click Account Settings. On the RSS Feeds tab, click New. In the New RSS Feed dialog box, enter the URL of the feed: http://commweb.fcps.edu/newsreleases/rss/newsreleases.xml. Click Add. Click OK.
November 29, 2011