Updated: August 26, 2012
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RSS is a way for you to keep track of changes or additions to content you care about. By subscribing to the RSS feed for content, you're asking to have easy access to information about content changes or additions. To view RSS feeds, you use an RSS reader (also known as an aggregator). This could be your web browser or email client. There are also reader applications that are specifically designed to collect and aggregate RSS feeds.
Why Should I Care about RSS?
The real beauty of an RSS feed is that it collates and distributes changes and content of websites you like and brings those changes directly to you. No need to visit your ten favorite websites anymore, subscribe to their RSS feed and have the changes come to you.
Choose a Feed Reader
The first thing you will need to do is decide on an RSS Reader. Below are links to several RSS readers. Decide which option is best for you.
Modern browsers have the option to manage RSS feeds and display them as a bookmark or in the toolbar of your browser. This makes it easy for you to remember to check your feeds.
Your email client most likely has a way to bring RSS feeds directly to your inbox. Check with your email client for more information.
There are many RSS reader applications available for download and purchase. Below are two popular and free ones.
Subscribe to Group Content
If you are interested in finding out the latest information from a group, you can subscribe to the group feed using an RSS reader. You may choose to subscribe to all the content from a group or only specific content types or tags.
Navigate to the group's overview page and locate the Actions menu. Select Group Feeds.
Use the links listed to add the feed to your RSS reader. Note: Adding feeds are different for each reader. Contact your reader for specific steps.