the first thing you need is something called a news reader. This
is a piece of software that checks the feeds and lets you read any
new articles that have been added. There are many different versions,
some of which are accessed using a browser, and some of which are
news readers let you catch up with your RSS feed subscriptions from
any computer, whereas downloadable applications let you store them
on your main computer, in the same way that you either download
your e-mail using Outlook, or keep it on a web-based service like
Once you have
chosen a news reader, all you have to do is to decide what content
you want it to receive.
If you click
on the RSS button you can subscribe to the feed in various ways,
including by dragging the URL of the feed into your news reader
or by cutting and pasting the same URL into a new feed in your news
reader. Most sites that offer feeds use a similar orange button,
but some may just have a normal web link.
including Firefox, Opera and Safari, automatically check for feeds
for you when you visit a website, and display an icon when they
find one. This can make subscribing to feeds much easier. For more
details on these, please check their websites.