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RSS feeds

Most modern websites that publish content frequently make use of 'RSS Feeds' as a way of getting content to their audience quickly without the user having to re-visit or re-load the website to see if it's been updated. Much like an email newsletter the content is sent to you directly.

There are a variety of ways in which you can read or 'subscribe' to RSS feeds...

1. Modern web browsers

Most modern web browers have built in functionality to notify you if a website has an RSS feed and help you subscribe to it.

In Firefox for Windows and Mac OS X look for the RSS Icon for firefox symbol at the end of the address bar. Click the symbol for options.

In Internet Explorer 7 and above for Windows look for the RSS Icon for Internet Explorer symbol above the content window. Click the symbol for options.

In Safari for Mac OS X and Windows look for the Safari Rss Icon symbol at the end of the address bar. Click the symbol to view the feed.

2. Online feed readers

There are several websites offering free accounts to online RSS readers. You can then view and read all your RSS feeds where ever you are by just logging into that website.

3. Desktop feed readers

For instant notification on new content and managing all your subscribed feeds a desktop software application offers the best solution. Listed below are popular FREE applications for Windows and
Mac OS X.

Windows PC's

Mac OS X