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How to subscribe to a news feed

26 March 2009 by: Frederick Carle No Comment

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I’ve been talking to my friends about blogging recently and almost everyone I spoke to didn’t know what a news feed was. So this is why I decided to write an article about subscribing to news feeds.

First of all you need to know what are news feeds. They are web pages design to be read by computers rather than people, and show the latest content of a website. These websites are most often blogs or news networks. They allow you to subscribe to these sites and get their content without having to go directly on the domain.

Now you may ask how do I subscribe to a feed. Its really simple. In fact all you need is a news reader. I would suggest you go with an online news reader since it allows you to read your feeds from anywhere in the world. The one I prefer is Google Reader but the following are also good choices:

– Bloglines
– FeedZilla

– NewsGator

– Microsoft Live

– My Yahoo!

If you prefer having a software directly on your computer you can go with these options:

Windows
-Newz Crawler

Mac OS X
-Newsfire

-NetNewsWire

Now the question is how do you subscribe? Sometimes you can find a subscribe link on the website but the quick way to access the feed is the feed detector on your browser. As you can see on the picture bellow, the arrow is pointing towards the feed detector. If you click on this link you will be redirected to the subscribe page. There you will get to choose the reader you want the feed to go to. If you don’t already have an account with one of these readers you will be asked to create one.

After that you are done. Just check your news reader often for the latest updates on your favorite websites.
I invite you to subscribe to the 360 Blog feed so you’ll never miss another article from our great writers.
If you have anything to add to this feel free to do so in the comment section.
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