How many different websites and blogs do you read on a daily basis? Wish you had some way to read them all easily from just one place? RSS is here to save the day. RSS, also known as Rich Site Summary or Really Simple Syndication, is an aggregator tool that can allow you to get all of the latest updates from your favorite websites in your inbox or RSS reader. In other words, you will be able to Read Sites Simply.
Ready to get started? First, you’ll want to choose an RSS feed reader. There are plenty of great ones out there to choose from; some of the most popular web based readers include Google Reader, My Yahoo and Bloglines, while NewsGator integrates with your Outlook application on your Windows computer. Other popular RSS readers include Amphetadesk, available on Windows, Linux and Macs as well as FeedReader for Windows.
Once you have your Feed Reader in place, you’ll want to find which of your favorite sites syndicate their content. You’ll know which ones do this because they will display the RSS or XML icons on their home page and/or allow you to subscribe to their daily emails, which are populated through the same feed.
After you have subscribed to a few sites’ RSS feeds, go back and open your feed reader of choice, and violà, you will see all of their latest updates right in one place!