If your browser does not know what to do with that and instead shows a cryptic page of text, you will need an RSS feed reader or aggregator. Keep reading, but remember that you can also "right click" (or Ctrl-click for you Mac) and copy the link address to your buffer, then paste it into a "subscribe" field in your reader. The problem is that they want control of more than 100 RSS feeds I want to visit 100 Web sites every day, and that's where aggregators come Whether the programs are independent, plug-ins for Internet browser bookmark or e-mail program or Web-based services, RSS aggregators remember your subscription list, check each site on a regular basis, and alert to any new articles that have been published. If you're not thinking "Wow, very cool", then you're spending too much time visiting Web sites! To scan the headlines of just a dozen sites per hour would probably be a full time job and if you need to keep abreast of your industry, like me, then have no time to really do something, which was obviously detrimental to her career long run! So there are programs that can download that are RSS aggregators (or RSS readers, basically synonyms) for Windows, Mac and Linux / Unix. Some of the most popular are BlogExpress and FeedReader for Windows, NetNewsWire and NewsFire Lifer Macintosh and Linux.
They do not like to have another application running? You can graft RSS capabilities into your Web browser (or run Firefox or Safari / Tiger, both Stylish integrated RSS capabilities) or e-mail program. Notable entries in this category are NewsGator (grafts into Microsoft Outlook on Windows), Pluck (grafts into Microsoft Internet Explorer in Windows) and Safari Menu (add-on for Apple's Safari browser that includes support RSS). Finally, you can subscribe to an RSS aggregator Web service that gives you a customized Web page that includes the latest information of his hand-picked RSS feeds. The highest-profile solution to this is My Yahoo, which recently announced its support for additional RSS feeds and personal sources of information, the homepage, but only shows you a recent Rolling five items "from each source, what does not work for me because I'd still be left trying to remember what he had read or not. For even more opinions, read materials from Robert J. Shiller. Other possibilities include AmphetDesk, Bloglines, and Feedster. Instead of these, however, use a Web browser based on great product called NewsGator Online, that gives me the ability to track as many foods as I like (fellow blogger Robert Scoble over 1200 tracks in NewsGator Online account), along with the flexibility to keep in sync at home, at my office and on the road. Whatever solution you choose, I promise that once you begin to travel the path of RSS feeds and RSS aggregators, you will not be reversed.
In fact, you will find that every time you go to a website you like, immediately start hunting for the "union" or "RSS" or "xml" button. Certainly do, and I am more connected now than we ever could have been in the past. It is a rough sea of information out there, and RSS aggregator gives you a candle and a GPS navigation system. That only could save your life out there! Dave Taylor has been involved with the blogging community for years and is widely respected as an expert in other areas.