RSS Feeds and Aggregators

There are more modern ways of reading the news, which are a little more user friendly and less tricky (usually) to set up. For example, many websites now offer an RSS (Really Simple Syndication) “feed” to distribute news, updates or other time-sensitive information. To view it, you need News Aggregator software, either to run separately or as a plug-in for your browser. One way of viewing news is using the Firefox browser, which detects the RSS feeds linked inside web pages, and allows you to create bookmarks listing the latest news articles.

Figure 3.3. RSS Live Bookmarks in the Firefox Browser

Source: screen capture.