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Posted: August 19, 2008 in Internal Affairs
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Most blogs (and other news-type feeds) use “RSS Feeds”. RSS feeds can be seen on the main page; the boxes such as “Secrecy News” with the orange logo next to them.

You can use ‘RSS Readers’ to ‘subscribe’ to the feeds of all your favorite news sites, and have them all list together nicely and with ease.

Here are some example readers, from

RSS Readers

RSS and Atom files provide news updates from a website in a simple form for your computer. You read these files in a program called an aggregator, which collects news from various websites and provides it to you in a simple form. But what aggregator to use? Here are some choices:

Top Picks


Web: feeds.reddit

Check all your feeds from any web browser. Plus, vote on items and get recommendations about other feeds you’ll like.–>

Web: Bloglines

Simple two-pane interface, like email.

Mac OS X: NetNewsWire

This elegant Mac-like aggregator is easy to use and powerful.

Windows: SharpReader

Simple, but gets the job done.

Linux: Liferea

A simple Gtk newsreader.



A news aggregator you access through a web browser. (Mac/Win/Linux)


A more complicated aggregator for Windows. (Win)


Like SharpReader, but sporadically updated. (Win)


Read the news from within Microsoft Outlook. (Win)


Based on Scopeware technology. (Win)

News Is Free

Lets you create your own customized news page with feeds from the sites you’re interested in. (Web)


A smart headline viewer and news ticker that can also process almost any website. (Win)

Radio UserLand

A full-stregth news-reading application, on your desktop. (Mac/Win)


Reads RSS feeds and sends each new item to you as an email. (Unix)


The GNOME news aggregator.

dynamicobjects spaces

Displays RSS feeds in an Outlook-like interface. (Mac/Win/Lin)


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