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BCI Latest News Feed

What are RSS News Feeds?
News feeds allow you to see when websites have added new content. You can get the latest headlines in one place, as soon as they are published, without having to visit the websites you have taken the feed from. Feeds are also known as RSS. There is some discussion as to what RSS stands for, but 'Really Simple Syndication' is most common. The feeds themselves are just web pages, designed to be read by computers rather than people.


How do I start using feeds?
In general, the first thing you need is a ‘news reader’ – software that checks the feeds and lets you read any new articles that have been added. There are many different versions, some accessed with a browser and others that are downloadable applications. Browser-based news readers let you catch up with your RSS feed subscriptions from any computer, whereas downloadable applications let you store them on your main computer, in the same way that you either download email using Outlook or keep it on a web-based service like Hotmail. Once you have chosen a news reader, all you have to do is to decide what content you want it to receive. For example, if you would like the Latest News from BCI, simply visit our home page and click the orange RSS button near the bottom.

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Last Updated: Tuesday, 06 April 2010
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