Get the Florida Homestead
Services Web Log (Blog) RSS Feed
it isn't easy being an information, computer or legal junkie. It takes
precious time and as the number of web sites and news sites continue to
grow and increase on a daily basis, how do you keep on top of
everything, especially your favorite news issues or subjects, much less
make time to eat, sleep and spend time with family and friends?
While most computer users still 'surf' Web sites to find and read the
latest postings, more computer users have found that to be a laborious,
time-consuming way to browse the world wide web. Instead, they are
installing "newsreader" software that constantly plucks feeds
from Web logs (blog) and news outlets and displays them through your
internet connection or browser onto your monitor screen.
That, in a nutshell, is RSS (short for Rich Site Summary or Really Simple
Syndication). It's a software program that lets you create a personalized
news experience by building an online network of friends, experts and news
sources. Minutes after a post of a new story or 'blog' entry, it arrives
on your screen or in an e-mail to you as a headline or in a short summary
or in its entirety.
After a couple of hours of subscribing to your favorite feeds, your news
grazing habits will be changed forever. Just as TiVo lets you watch TV
more efficiently, RSS readers do the same by letting you scan your
favorite 'blogs' and news sites faster by letting you pick over a wider
range of material.
Florida Homestead Services RSS
our online homestead information BBS Forum RSS
Homestead Services is pleased to make RSS ("Really Simple
Syndication") files of all our content available to users, to
facilitate reading the 'blog news' in news aggregators. Using a
"news aggregator" [like NewsGator.com]
allows you to subscribe to our RSS file and have current news delivered
right into your Outlook folders or to the news aggregator itself.
For more about RSS see: http://jade.mcli.dist.maricopa.edu/feed/index.php?s=more
Once you have one of these aggregators installed, click on the 'Subscribe'
button. It will take you to a page where you can add The Florida Homestead
Services RSS feed to any of the most popular aggregators with one more
click. Or you can copy the RSS Feed URL -
- from the little
orange XML logo next to The Florida Homestead Services RSS feed, and add
it to your news aggregator program manually. This is a slightly different
process for each news aggregator program, so look to the help file in it
Headlines to Your Site: Another thing RSS lets you do is put Florida
Homestead Services headlines on your site, which update themselves
automatically when the RSS feeds update at http://fhsllc.mindsay.com.
aggregators are proliferating, for a variety of platforms and degrees of
technical expertise. Some popular ones are FeedDemon
(for Windows), NetNewsWire
(for Mac), Amphetadesk
(for Windows, Linux, or
(for Windows or Mac), NewsWatcher
(for Windows XP), and NewzCrawler
(for Windows). Pluck
integrates right into IE
6.0 on Windows XP and 2000. Have fun!