Idaho Mountain Express News
Idaho Mountain Express news is
available through RSS feeds. RSS is a
listing of a website's content and is updated whenever new content is
published to the site. RSS feeds use a technology called
XML to deliver headlines and summaries right to your desktop. If you
click on the RSS links below, a new window will open displaying the
XML code. This is to be expected since you are not meant to view the
raw RSS feed in a browser window. To view the headlines, you must add
the feed to an RSS Reader, or to a browser
that supports RSS feeds.
1. What is RSS?
RSS, which stands for 'Really Simple
Syndication' or 'Rich Site Summary', is a website's syndicated news
feed that provides you with a fast and easy way to keep up with your
favorite news and information. An RSS feed includes headlines, summaries,
and links to full news stories on the web. To view an RSS feed you must
first have an RSS news reader (also called an RSS aggregator).
2. What is an RSS Reader?
An RSS news reader (also known as a news aggregator) is simply a piece of software that you can use to read your subscribed news feeds. They allow you to scan headlines from hundreds of news sources in a central location. This way you can aggregate information from hundreds of different news sources and browse through them in simple organized lists instead of visiting hundreds of different websites individually.
3. Should I use an RSS News Reader?
If you visit a lot of websites on daily basis, or read a lot of weblogs (or "blogs"), a news reader can save you a lot of time. Using a news reader to consume your web media means that you only need to visit a website when you find a story in your news reader that is of interest to you. You won't have to visit many sites multiple times every day to see if there are updates; your news reader will do that for you and will let you know when there is a new story to be read!
So if you visit a lot of websites regularly, or want to be alerted automatically when your websites publish a new story, using a news reader might make sense.
4. Where do I get an RSS Reader?
There are many RSS readers available for download on the internet. Some readers are web-based while others require you to download a small software program onto your computer.
Many RSS readers are free to use while others you must purchase. You can find a list of RSS readers at ipotik.com or enter a phrase like 'news aggregator' into a search engine. A very simple, easy-to-use, free reader for Windows is FeedReader. If you prefer a web-based reader visit Bloglines.com.
5. How do I use these feeds?
First you must choose an RSS reader
as described above. Once you have installed a reader
or registered to use a web-based reader you're ready to start adding
feeds (also called 'channels').
1) Click on the small XML button
next to the channel you want such as 'Top Stories'. You'll see a page
open up displaying the XML code.
2) In your web browser copy the
URL that appears in the address bar on the page with the XML code. For
example the URL for Idaho Mountain Express top news is:
3) Paste the URL into the 'Add
New Channel' section of your reader. Note: the method for adding a new
channel will differ from reader to reader but is pretty straightfoward.
You should be all set. The RSS feed will begin to display and headlines
will be regularly updated for you!
Want to add Idaho Mountian Express
and paste it into your webpage and you will begin to display Idaho Mountain
Express News headlines on your site. Each headline is a link to its
story. Headlines are updated automatically everytime new content
The Feed is 125 pixels wide and varies in length depending on how long the headlines happen to be.
Terms and Conditions for Use of the Idaho Mountain Express News Feeds
Idaho Mountain Express News feeds are protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. All rights in and to Idaho Mountain Express News feeds, including the content and technology included therein, are reserved to Idaho Mountain Express. Idaho Mountain Express News feeds are available for personal, noncommercial use only. You may display the headlines, active links and other information contained in the News feeds (the "News feed content") on your personal Web site and otherwise use the Idaho Mountain Express News feeds for personal, noncommercial purposes, provided that (a) you do not modify or delete any of the News feed content, (b) you do not redistribute the News feeds, (c) you do not post Idaho Mountain Express full-text stories other than as included in the News feed, (d) the links redirect the user to the Idaho Mountain Express Web sites when the user clicks on them, and (e) the use or display does not suggest that Idaho Mountain Express promotes or endorses any third party causes, ideas, Web sites, products or services. If you display the News feed content publicly, including on your website, you must provide attribution to Idaho Mountain Express adjacent to the News feed content, by including "Idaho Mountain Express News Headlines" in text or by displaying the Idaho Mountain Express logo contained in the News feed, without modification. Any other use of Idaho Mountain Express's trademarks, or service marks, or of the News feeds requires the prior written permission of Idaho Mountain Express. Idaho Mountain Express reserves the right to discontinue providing News feeds and to require that you cease accessing or using the Idaho Mountain Express News feeds, News feed content, and Idaho Mountain Express logo at any time for any reason. By using the Idaho Mountain Express News feeds, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth above.