Tuesday, March 29, 2011

How Do You Follow?

Do you enjoy reading blogs or news websites? How do you follow them? Do you bookmark them in your web browser to check when you have the time? Why not easily follow your favourite news websites and blogs all in one place, from anywhere you have access to the Internet. Whether a site is updated daily or monthly, you can be sure that you won't miss a thing.   How do you ask? By using an RSS Feed Aggregator
RSS stands for Rich Site Summary or Real Simple Syndication and is a format for delivering regularly changing web content. Many news-related sites, blogs and other online sites provide their content as an RSS Feed to whoever wants it.  If you see a square graphic similar to the one on the right on a website, that generally means there is an RSS feed. 
Some Feed Readers can be downloaded directly to your computer, while others are web based, allowing you to access your favourite feeds anywhere you have web access.  Three popular web based readers are:
Once you have a free account, you can start adding links to your favourite sites with RSS so you can monitor them and get instant updates.  
For more information on how each of the sites work, follow their individual directions, but in the mean time, here are some popular sites with RSS to get you started:

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