Your News Delivered To Your Doorstep: Using RSS Readers

It’s a nice feeling waking up in the morning, walking out the front door and knowing your newspaper will be right there waiting for you. If you’re like most people, you’ll sit down and skim through one or two parts of it for the latest sports scores, business headlines, or local news. Your paper isn’t written just for you, so it doesn’t have all of the news and information you want to read about. However you can get a customized news report each day using an RSS reader.

Also called feed readers or aggregators, RSS readers allow you to subscribe to the news sources, blogs, and podcasts you want to receive updates from and collect them all in one place. Imagine a newspaper with all of the sections written just for you! No more e-mails coming to you every 10 minutes, no more hunting for the news you want.

Which RSS Reader Should You Use?

There are a lot of RSS readers that you can use, however some of the more popular ones include Google Reader, My Yahoo, Bloglines, NewsGator, and Technorati. Each of these web-based services allow you to sign up for a free account and subscribe to the feeds you want.

How Do You Subscribe To “Feeds”?

Most websites or blogs will have a subscribe button, an RSS button, or something that lets you know you can subscribe to the content. Let’s take an easy example – the Where Great Workplaces Start blog. If you wish to subscribe to the content on this blog, simply click the “Subscribe” button on the left and select your RSS reader.

Other examples of RSS subscribe buttons:

Now that you know how to get your news the way you want it, go sign up now! It’s easy – sign up for a free RSS Reader account, find the news that you want to subscribe to, and you’re all set! And don’t forget to subscribe to the Where Great Workplaces Start RSS feed.

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