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RSS, Staying up-to-date

What is RSS?

RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication, and provides an easy way to receive news updates from websites you subscribe to. So in essence you don't need to revisit those sites for updates because the news comes to you.

What do you need to get started?

You'll need a news aggregator also called an RSS reader, which will check all of your favorite weblogs and will inform you if new content has arrived. Apple users can use Safari RSS or other applications like NetNewsWire (my favorite), NewsFire, NewsMacPro and PulpFiction.

Windows users can use FeedDemon, NewsGator, RSS Bandit, SharpReader and FeedReader. Bloglines is an online service that works in most browsers, so you eliminate the need for downloading an application. If you use Firefox you can download an extension called Sage so that you can read the news in your browser.

Linux users can use Liferea or Blam!

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