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Meta-CC seeks to create an open forum for realtime discussion, commentary, and cross-referncing of electronic news and televised media. By combining strategies employed in web-based discussion forums, blogs , tele-text subtitling, on demand video streaming, and search engines, the open captioning format employed by Meta-CC will allow users to gain multiple perspectives and resources engaging current events. The Fox News Channel in the U.S. will be archived as our initial source material, but the system we are devleoping is adaptable for use with any cable news or television network.

META-CC: How To Participate

1. Create a user account by filling out the form located at the 'Register' link above.

2. Login to the Meta[CC] site. Once logged in, you can view the current RSS links and the current list of keywords used to parse the blogs (see the technical overview below to learn more about blogs and 'really simple syndication').

3. To add keywords, click on the add key word link, and enter keywords one at a time.

4. To add RSS feeds from blogs, go to the site of the blog you would like Meta[CC] to reference. Find the link on the page labeled 'RSS' or 'XML' (not all blogs will include this information). Control click or right click the link, copy the corresponding URL, and paste it into the text box on the 'Add RSS links' page.

Adding rss feeds controls the overall cache of information from which the Meta[CC] engine creates its captions. Adding keywords controls the type of content that the Meta[CC] engine will cross reference with the incoming line21 closed caption stream.