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* News: News Alerts and RSS

Google News Alerts

You can also create a news search on the topic of your choice and have Google email you when news on that topic is added using Google Alerts.  Google Alerts are email updates of the latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc.) based on your choice of query or topic. 

Make the news come to you!

What is RSS?

News feeds allow you to see when websites have added new content. You can get the latest headlines and video in one place, as soon as its published, without having to visit the websites to check for new content.

 RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds are used to publish frequently updated works—such as blog entries, podcasts, news headlines, audio, and video blogs (called vlogs). RSS technology can be used to imbed these into web pages or help you keep track of all of these frequently updated works that you wish to read or “follow” by sending them to one place—a reader (also called an aggregator). 

How Do I get Started with RSS?

 Step 1:  Choose a Reader

The first thing you need is something called a news reader. This is a piece of software that checks the feeds and lets you read any new articles that have been added. There are two main types of readers; those that are accessed using an internet browser, and those that are downloadable applications. Browser-based news readers let you catch up with your RSS feed subscriptions from any computer, whereas downloadable applications let you store them on your own computer. Popular browser-based readers include Google Reader, Feedly, Bloglines, and NewsGator.

Step 2: Choose your content

 Once you have chosen a news reader, all you have to do is to decide what you want it to receive.  Most online news organizations offer RSS feeds for their content. 
Just look for and click on the RSS icon

NPR News via RSS

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