RSS Help

Subscribing to FYI newsfeeds

  1. On the FYI RSS page, click the link with the orange XML button for the feed would like to subscribe to
  2. When a new window opens, copy the URL
  3. Paste the URL into your newsfeed application

Choosing to Receive Newsfeeds

Newsfeeds are an easy, automated way to receive up-to-date information without sharing your e-mail address or increasing your volume of e-mail. It also reduces the number of times you have to visit a site, just to check for updates.

The service is also known as RSS, which stands for Really Simple Syndication. It uses underlying technology on web sites to publish information in a format known as XML. To understand information in the XML, subscribers need to use a news reader. Examples of news readers include Bloglines, Google Reader and My Yahoo.

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