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What is a News Feed?
A News Feed is simply a special file that provides information about the changes or updates that have happened at a particular web site. It informs you when there is new content you might want to look at.
Why Use News Feeds?
Instead of visiting the 5, 10 or 50 websites you usually do in your daily information gathering routine, you can aggregate all the news from selected websites in one place and check if there is any new content in minutes. Using a feed reader you can check in one location the content of many websites.
When you see the following icons or similar on a website, it indicates the presence of a news feed:
Newer web browsers such as Firefox 2 or greater and Internet Explorer 7 can automatically detect a site that has a news feed and show the new standardised RSS icon in the address bar or tool bar.
When you click on one of these links you can copy the URL (web address in your toolbar) and import it into your feed reader of choice.
What is a Feed Reader?
A feed reader is just a program that will read the news items from the websites you have specified, notify you if any content is new (or updated since the last time you checked) and display the contents of the feed for you to read.
Feed readers come in built into modern web browsers (Internet Explorer 7 and Firefox 2), built in to email programs (Outlook 2007, Thunderbird). There are also online services (Google, MyYahoo, Netvibes, Bloglines etc.) and separate dedicated news reader programs.