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What does it do, seems to just give me a repeat of posts in computerspeak. I don't speaka da language.

How does this aid us?
 

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nothing happening other than a blank page
 

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Rory will be along shortly to help you out with this feature, but basically, if you don't know what it is, don't use it :D
 

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Um, basically RSS is designed for kinda newsy things, if you have a particular interest in say a few forums you can subscribe to their "feeds" and then your browser or RSS reader will let you know when there are new items.

Opera checks periodically and has a little popup thing when there's new stuff with a built in reader. In firefox RSS feeds can be used as "live bookmarks" where instead of just a simple bookmark clicking the bookmark gives you a menu of all the latest stuff. You can also choose to view it similarly to opera. And I have no idea what IE does...
 

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Oh, and of course the really cool part about RSS feeds is integrating them with other websites, like google in this example:

Go to iGoogle

Sign in, or register if you have been living under a rock :D

Click Add stuff

Click Add by URL

Paste in "http://www.marineaquariumsa.com/external.php?type=RSS2" and click Add.

Click "back to homepage" and voila MASA recent posts right on google :)

If you're new to iGoogle take a look around, can add your recent Gmail emails, local news, local weather, etc etc...
 
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I use Outlook to reed my RSS feeds. I think only the new Outlook has this feature but not sure.
 
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Galibore which version of Outlook you using ?
 
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Oh ok, I'm using 2003, doesn't seem to have it :(
 
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In firefox RSS feeds can be used as "live bookmarks" where instead of just a simple bookmark clicking the bookmark gives you a menu of all the latest stuff. You can also choose to view it similarly to opera. And I have no idea what IE does...
IE7 handles RSS feeds in much the same way as Firefox 2. Older versions don't have a clue what an RSS feed is and you'll have to download a feedreader - or upgrade to IE7.

Of course, upgrading to IE7 is only available for folk with genuine MS Windows software - but for the pirates there is always Firefox or Opera :p
 
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dave said:
but for the pirates there is always Firefox or Opera :p

hahahaha

for the meak and weak there is IE7
 

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Yeah for those that don't know any better there is the crap you get with the PC :p
 

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For those of you that use RSS Feeds, you will notice at the bottom of the page a bright orange RSS button, click it :) Just a few more options for you.
 

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In my experience, it overall works faster and displays better, many websites (including MASA) display better in Firefox than IE.

Download it and try it, it's completely free.
 
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