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Getting a NowPublic News feed will allow you to get our latest headlines refreshed every time new content is added. You can take this feed and show it on your website, blog or have published to your news reader. Without coming to the site you can show and sort through the latest stories, photos and videos or follow you favorite contributors. When you see some fresh content that you like, come visit the site for the full goods.

Things you may want to know:

What is a Feed Reader?

How do I pick my news feeds?

Showing the feed on your website or blog

What is a Feed Reader?

While we’d love to think you’re getting all of your news right here at NowPublic we know you’ve probably got a whole set of favorite news sites. That’s what we all love about the web, but sometimes there’s just so much out there you need a place to collect it. News Readers are a good way of doing that. There are many different readers available and new versions are appearing all the time.

Different news readers work on different operating systems, so you will need to choose one that will work with your computer. Also you should know that some feed readers are applications you download and others are browser-based. The download-able applications allow you to keep track of your feeds and store them on your home computer or laptop. Browser-based feed readers allow you to check your feeds from any computer. Here is a quick list of some of the most popular readers on the web:

Newz Crawler
Google Reader
Microsoft Live
Mozilla Firefox

Once you’ve picked a news reader you like the looks of you’re ready to start gathering your news, your way.

How do I pick my NowPublic Feed?

We’re glad you asked. The first thing you should know is that news feeds are also known as RSS feeds. The letters stand for Really Simple Syndication (at least that’s what’s most commonly agreed on). And when you see the RSS logo, like this one: [RSS logo] or the letters RSS, you’ll know that the piece of content is available as a feed. You’ll see that the RSS Logo is associated with all kinds of content. You’ll be able to keep track of your favorite stories, channels and contributors and make sure you’re up to date with the best in user-generated news on the web.

A good place to look for these icons is in the “Track” box on the right of the pages that offer feeds. When you see the icon drag the URL of the feed into your news reader. If you click on the RSS button instead you’ll be taken to this help section and given the link to cut and paste into your feed reader. If you did that and missed it, check back at the top of the page and see of the link is there.

Showing the NowPublic feeds on your blog or website

If you run your own website, you can display the latest headlines from other websites on your own site using RSS. If you want a more customized feed, you may also want to try our “widgets” on for size.

We encourage the use of NowPublic feeds as part of a website, however, we do require that the proper format and attribution is used when nowpublic content appears. The attribution text should read “powered by nowpublic” or “nowpublic/news” as appropriate. You may not use any nowpublic logo or logos from any of our partners.

You should read our terms and conditions if you are going to show a NowPublic feed on your site. You’ll see by reading them that we can’t take responsibility for the content in the feeds. If our feeds are used in a way that doesn’t fit with the Terms and Conditions and our Code of Conduct we may restrict the use of the feeds

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