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embedding : rss : bookmarking

embedding

"Embedding" means placing an application (for example, a video player, a flash game or a movie) onto some other interactive application –such as a web page or a blog. When you only link to an application, just the link is on your website. But when an application is embedded, it actually lives right there on your site.

Right@Home® offers "tips 'n tricks" –a helpful tips module appearing on our home page that you can easily embed into your own web page or blog. After embedding, the module on your blog will update daily just as "tips 'n tricks" updates daily. Add it to your blog and you'll have fresh content every day, whether you post your own messages that day or not.

To embed "tips 'n tricks" simply go to the module on our home page and click "embed." It will look like the following image:

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rss

RSS, or Really Simple Syndication, is a great tool for easily keeping up with online content as it changes. With RSS, you can arrange to have content "feeds" from your favorite websites (such as RightatHome.com) and blogs delivered directly to you. It's kind of like a magazine subscription: once you subscribe to a magazine, you forget about it and it's regularly delivered right to your mailbox with no additional effort for you. In the case of RSS, you subscribe and your feed is regularly delivered to the digital application you specify (your web browser, Google page or My Yahoo!) with even less effort for you!

The feeds are automatically generated as new articles and recipes are published. When you subscribe to a feed, you'll have easy access to the great information in the feed as soon as it becomes available. In addition, RSS allows you to gather all your favorite content in one familiar location, so you only have to check one place instead of clicking around from website to website.

Learn more about RSS and Right@Home®

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bookmarking

Bookmarks are an easy way to find and keep track of your favorite websites. But the more you add, the more crowded your toolbar or pull down menu can become. Bookmarking sites like del.icio.us and digg™ allow you to post your bookmarks to a centralized site and then use tags to identify them. The tags enable you to easily find your bookmarks in the future, instead of hunting through the hundreds of bookmarks and favorites you may have accumulated on your personal computer.

For example, if you want to bookmark the Very Strawberry Mousse Pie recipe that appears on Right@Home®, you would first click the "bookmark this page" link that appears just above the recipe text. Choose either del.icio.us or digg™ from the option list. When you link to the site, you can tag the bookmark with words like "strawberry," "dessert," "pie" and "no-cook recipe"–whatever tags are most meaningful to you.

(If you haven't already joined del.icio.us or digg™ , you'll have to sign up before you can post bookmarks.)

Later on, when you're thinking of strawberries and dessert, you can quickly and easily find your specific bookmark using your tags. Click on "strawberry", for example, and you may have only three bookmarks posted with that same tag.

Many bookmarking sites are also social networks, meaning anyone can access them. So if you're a particular fan of strawberries, you can find more strawberry recipes that other people have bookmarked and that you might find interesting. With hundreds of thousands of websites–and more popping up each day–social bookmarking is a great way to find your way around online.

delicious

Del.icio.us is a social bookmark manager. You choose which bookmarks you wish to share.
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digg

digg™ lets you submit and share web content, which is voted on by digg™ users.
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