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RSS: Making Information Come to You

What is RSS? Why use it? And how to make it work for you

Selecting a Feed Reader

There are many options available when selecting an RSS reader (see this extensive directory of readers).  Here is a select sample of popular readers:

Web-Based: No downloading or installation required. You can access your feeds from different devices.

Client-Based: Downloaded and installed on the desktop. You can download your RSS feeds to read offline and deals better with password-protected feeds.

Browser-Based: Add RSS feeds right into your browser.

  • Firefox: live bookmarks are part of your regular bookmarks
  • Internet Explorer: feeds are incorporated into your favorites