CIT NewsBytes is hosted through the Confluence wiki and is designed to work like popular blogs such as Slashdot, Boingboing, and Engadget. NewsBytes displays short previews of the most recent articles with links to the full articles. NewsBytes articles include keywords and are easy to find. The NewsBytes home page lists 50 of the most common keywords, but you can click on "View all Keywords" to view all of the keywords for all CIT articles. NewsBytes is interactive and gives readers the ability to make comments on each article.
There are several different ways to follow NewsBytes depending on your preference. You can subscribe to the RSS feed, set it as a Confluence favorite, or watch the page through Confluence.
To subscribe to the RSS feed, simply click here. Your browser will prompt you to choose which RSS reader you would like to subscribe to the feed with. For those with Windows, Firefox's live bookmarks would be best, while people using macOS 10 may wish to follow the feed through the Apple Mail program. Thunderbird users can follow these directions to use RSS with their account.
To set the page as a Confluence favorite, go to the CIT NewsBytes site and hover your mouse on the "Tools" menu and select "Favourite". The Star icon will change to a yellow star to confirm your settings. When you log into Confluence and navigate to the Dashboard you'll see a section entitled "Favourite Pages". You'll find your new link to the CIT NewsBytes there.
To get updates to the page sent to you in email, go to the CIT NewsBytes site and hover your mouse on the "Tools" menu and select "Watch". Future modifications to that page will be sent to you in an email alerting you to that change. You will know if you are following a page when the envelope is rendered in color and the menu item changes to "Stop Watching".
If you have any questions about CIT services or something you read in CIT NewsBytes, contact the CIT HelpDesk. Stop by Milne Library, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 585-245-5588.