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What's an RSS Feed?

RSS stands for "Really Simple Syndication" It's an XML-based format for distributing and aggregating web content such as news headlines. Most major news publications such as CNN, BBC and Rueters provide RSS Feeds. The availability of an RSS Feed is usually indicated by an graphic. You've probably noticed this graphic on many websites you've visited.

How do I use RSS Feeds?

Using RSS Feeds is a convenient way to get all your City news and events from one place. Instead of going to multiple websites, you can create your own personal collection of news and events using RSS. Your feeds will be updated automatically each time a new item is published.

To create your own collection of news and events, you'll need an application that can read and display RSS Feeds. Tools you use every day such as browsers and portals will do this. There are also "news reader" or "news aggregator" programs (many of which are free) that have an e-mail-like interface and are easy to use.

News reader applications all work slightly different, but in general to add an RSS Feed, do the following:

  1. Click on the graphic. You will see XML (or eXtensible Markup Language) code in your browser. This is to be expected, since you are not meant to view the raw RSS Feed in a browser window.
  2. Copy the URL.
  3. Paste the URL into the "Add News Feed" option of the application you are using.
Below are applications which you can use:

The MyYahoo and MyMSN portals also support RSS Feeds.

FireFox 1.0: Use "Manage Bookmarks" from the tool bar to add RSS Feeds or click on the at the bottom right corner of your browser (Note: Not all RSS Feeds will support this feature).

Safari 2.0 (using Tiger OS 10.4): Click on the RSS Safari icon to add RSS Feeds.

Netscape 8.0: Add RSS Feeds to your tool bar.

Internet Explorer currently does not support RSS Feeds.

News Reader Software:

There are numerous news reader programs available. Below are some common ones that are free.

Client Based (cross-platform):

Client Based (Mac):

Client Based (Windows):

Browser Based:

Can I put City RSS Feeds on my department or organization's website?

Yes, you are encouraged to do so.


RSS (really simple syndication) service is a means by which Spanish Fork offers feeds of story headlines in XML format ("RSS Content") to visitors to Spanish Fork who use RSS aggregators. These Terms of Use govern your use of the RSS service. The use of the RSS service also is subject to the terms and conditions of the Spanish Fork Service Agreement, which governs the use of Spanish Fork's websites, information services and content. These Terms of Use and the Spanish Fork Service Agreement may be changed by Spanish Fork at any time without notice.

Use of RSS Feeds:

RSS is a free service offered by Spanish Fork to individuals for private, non-commercial use. Any other uses, including without limitation the incorporation of advertising into or the placement of advertising associated with or targeted towards the RSS Content, are strictly prohibited. You must use the RSS feeds as provided by Spanish Fork, and you may not edit or modify the text, content or links supplied by Spanish Fork.

Link to Content Pages:

The RSS service may be used only with those platforms from which a functional link is made available that, when accessed, takes the viewer directly to the display of the full article on the Spanish Fork Site. You may not display the RSS Content in a manner that does not permit successful linking to, redirection to or delivery of the applicable Spanish Fork Site web page. You may not insert any intermediate page, splash page or other content between the RSS link and the applicable Spanish Fork Site web page.


Spanish Fork retains all ownership and other rights in the RSS Content, and any and all Spanish Fork logos and trademarks used in connection with the RSS Service. You must provide attribution to the appropriate Spanish Fork website in connection with your use of the RSS feeds. If you provide this attribution using a graphic, you must use the appropriate Spanish Fork website's logo that we have incorporated into the RSS feed.

Right to Discontinue Feeds:
Spanish Fork reserves the right to discontinue providing any or all of the RSS feeds at any time and to require you to cease displaying, distributing or otherwise using any or all of the RSS feeds for any reason including, without limitation, your violation of any provision of these Terms of Use. Spanish Fork assumes no liability for any of your activities in connection with the RSS feeds or for your use of the RSS feeds in connection with your website.
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