Every active Internet user has a few favorite sites that he visits regularly. That's just to go to each site in turn and check for updates don't always have time and desire. To simplify this process will help RSS news feed. read where you can use special programs.

News feed is a special data format that the owners of sites and blogs use to deliver users with frequently updated information. Most often the news feed is delivered in RSS format. The user can subscribe to a feed using a special program news aggregator .

In aggregator you can add RSS feeds from different sites. The program will be with a certain interval to check the sites for updates and notify you if there are any. All aggregators that allows you to read RSS news feeds are divided into two main types. Web aggregators and software aggregators.

Web aggregators convenient because you will have access to your feeds from any computer that has a browser and an Internet connection. Such major search engines as Yandex and Google, among other services offer their users and web aggregators. Google Google Reader. Yandex — Yandex.Tape. There are other aggregators with a web interface, for example, FriendFeed, Netvibes, RedTram, RSSReader, RSS.Krozilo.

To read RSS feeds by using one of these aggregators, you need to have an account on your chosen website. After that you can add links to RSS feeds in an aggregator and monitor updates of your favorite sites. Below to get a reference to the tape. you need to click on the RSS icon on the selected site and copy the link from the address bar.

By the way, clicking on the link, the browser will probably prompt you to subscribe to selected feed using one of the applications from the drop-down list. This brings us to the second group of RSS aggregators — software RSS aggregators. Software aggregators can be built into the browser or mail client. and be a separate program.

The most popular browsers (Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Internet Explorer version 7.0 and above) allow users to subscribe to RSS feeds and read them directly in the browser. Also some browsers support setting third-party add-ons for reading RSS-feeds. For example, on Mozilla Firefox you can put Bamboo Feed Reader, mPage and a number of other add-aggregators.

Has its own RSS aggregators and in some mail clients. for example, Microsoft Outlook 2007 and 2010, Mozilla Thunderbird, Foxmail. The set of programs for working on the Internet SeaMonkey also includes an RSS-aggregator. For reading news feeds, you can even useinstant messengers  QIP and Miranda IM - the truth, you will need to install additional modules and libraries.

There are also quite independent programs-aggregators. and many of them free. Most popular RSS aggregators include FeedDemon (a license of Adware/Shareware), FeedReader and Omea Reader (distributed under license Freeware, i.e. free of charge).

These programs written for Windows. They allow you to read RSS feeds, you to group RSS feeds into folders and categories, search and add tags. Functionality from all these programs have similar (although, of course, each of them are individual "features"), so that in choosing the main role plays the issue of personal convenience. There aggregators for Linux users. Akregator for the working environment of KDE and Liferea for the GNOME graphical environment.

RSS news feed is a convenient way to be updated on all your favorite sites. The main thing is to choose the right program-aggregator, in order to always receive up-to-date information first-hand.