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RSS FAQ

To subscribe to JDRF Dallas Chapter’s Blog you will need a reader such as Google or Bloglines. Using Google is free and easy. Simply go to www.google.com/reader. There is a brief tutorial on the left side of the page that you might want to review before setting up your account. You can sign up for a free Google Reader account by entering your email in the box located in the upper right corner of the page, then enter a password, and click on “Create an account”.

RSS (most commonly translated as “Really Simple Syndication” but sometimes “Rich Site Summary”) is a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works—such as blog entries, news headlines, audio, and video—in a standardized format. The RSS reader checks the user’s subscribed feeds regularly for new work, downloads any updates that it finds, and provides a user interface to monitor and read the feeds. (From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSS_feed – you can click here to learn more.)

Now you’re ready to go back to JDRF Dallas Chapter’s Blog, and click on the RSS Feed link. The next page will say “Subscribe to this feed using (pulldown menu). Select Google from the menu, and click “Subscribe Now”. On the next page, click “Add to Google Reader”, and you’re done. (If you’re not still logged in, you may need to enter your email and password again.)

You will want to regularly check your reader to see what new posts have been added to your favorite blogs. Click on www.google.com/reader and log in or you can always go to just www.google.com, click on the “more” pulldown menu from the navigation bar at the top of the page, and select “reader”.

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