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Tired of all that laborious clicking and loading of pages just to read a few headlines? RSS, short for Really Simple Syndication, can save you the hassle of visiting 10 different Web sites by putting almost everything you're looking for into one convenient space, like a custom-made newspaper, called a feed reader or news aggregator.
A feed reader collects and presents all of the feeds you subscribe to. To begin culling headlines from all of your favorite blogs or media sources, you first need to download a reader or find a Web-based reader that you like, such as MyYahoo, MyAOL, MyGoogle, or MyMSN. Here are some of the more popular feed readers of both types.
Next, you'll identify the feeds you want. RSS feeds are XML files that generally contain a headline, a short description and a link to the entire story, which will open in your reader.
Most blogs and major media sources with regularly updated stories support RSS. Subscribing to feeds is free, you just find the feed page, decide which content you'd like and then copy the feed URL into your feed reader. After that, whenever you're online your feed reader will scan for updated content and bring you the information you've signed up for.
At Bankrate.com you can subscribe to a number of different feeds and get award-winning personal finance news and rates delivered to you everyday. Pick the ones that interest you and copy the URL into your aggregator. When that feed is updated, your reader will find and deliver it, then alert you. Read it right away or wait, it won't go anywhere.
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Bankrate.com is currently using the RSS 2.0 format. Bankrate.com feeds may be used publicly with proper attribution. Which means you may post Bankrate headlines on your Web site along with a short description, but not the entire story, if you also credit Bankrate.com either in text or using the small logo graphic included with the feed.
Bankrate.com reserves the right to require you to cease posting the Bankrate.com links at any time for any reason.
These are some popular feed readers:
Desktop based -- downloadable applications:
These are just a few, there are plenty more. You can also receive RSS feeds through e-mail programs or on your phone or BlackBerry.