What Are Feeds?

RSS, Really Simple Syndication, is a Really Simple Way to keep up with the latest news from the Stumpjumpers.

If you have a feed reader, a browser like the fast and secure Firefox, or a modern mail reader like Thunderbird, you can subscribe to various feeds on this site. Anywhere you see a feed icon like this feed icon, click on the icon to subscribe to the feed. For example, on the right sidebar you will find the following feeds:

I’ve never heard of this. How the heck do you do it?

How you subscribe depends on your reader. Here are a few examples:

  • If use Internet Explorer 7 and want to use their new feed reader.
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    1. When you surf to a page that enables feeds, the logo near your address bar will turn orange.
    2. Click the arrow to the right of the logo. You’ll see a list of available feeds. (Don’t worry about the difference between Atom and RSS; Either one will work!)
    3. Click any feed and you’ll be taken to a preview of that feed. Then click “subscribe to this feed”.
    4. You can now view the feed by clicking the star icon near the top of the browser window. Click the orange “feeds” logo and enjoy!
  • If you use Firefox, you’ll add feeds as “Live Bookmarks”.
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    1. When you surf to a page that enables feeds, an orange will appear in the the address bar, next to the url..
    2. Click that logo. You’ll see the option to add a feed to your Live Bookmarks.
    3. Your feed will be displayed as a bookmark. You can go to Bookmarks > Manage Bookmarks to make changes to that feed.
  • Google provides a great news reader, you can find it here: Google News Reader

That’s all there is to it. Your feed will be updated periodically.