What is an RSS Reader

What is an “RSS Feed”? 

RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication.

RSS is a way to share and distribute web content. With an RSS reader, you can view data feeds from various news sources and blog sites in one central location on your computer.

To subscribe to RSS feeds, you will need an RSS Reader. These services will download and display the feeds for you.

A number of free and commercial readers (also known as News Aggregators) are available for download:

Feedbin is a fast, simple RSS reader. (free trial, then a monthly or yearly fee)

Netvibes basic service is free, and users can pay more for features like analytics, alerts and sentiment. 

Feedly is a Google Chrome app that is also available on mobile devices. The service is free and also has instructions on how to transfer data from Google Reader.

Newsblur is a straightforward RSS reader that has an easy button to add RSS feeds or to import data from Google Reader.

Rolio also support the integration of Facebook and Twitter into your timeline for real-time updates. Rolio also supports the importing of the soon to be extinct Google Reader feeds.


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