With so many things on the Internet these days, it can be quite an arduous task to keep up with the latest and greatest information. In order to facilitate this dramatic increase in content, a syndication standard called RSS (Really Simple Syndication) was agreed upon which allows users to get new information as it is published. The basic idea behind RSS is to provide a file with headlines and snippets of the latest news articles or blog entries. The user's RSS reader will ask for that file every so often to see if there are any new items since the previous file.
To start using RSS you will need an RSS reader. Here a few of the most popular readers out there today, along with instructions to get you started.
- How to Use RSS Feeds on Mac OS X
- How to Use Bloglines