2004-05-10

RSS - News Reader

I have been using a new service called RSS. RSS is a news feed technology for the internet. It is a client application that sits in you system tray and checks for new news every hour. Behind the scene it uses XML.

I first heard about it with a pay client. So I looked around for a free client. I am using: RssReader - free RSS reader displays any RSS and Atom news feed. I like it very much. The only thing I had to do was change the updated new news sound. I like how you can double click on a headline to open it in a new browser. You can add a new feed by selecting the URL of an RSS XML feed, and copying it to the clipboard, then pressing the '+'/Add button is RssReader - it automatically pastes the URL.

Some of the RSS feeds I use:
AP World News: http://xml.newsisfree.com/feeds/69/1469.xml
CNET News: http://news.com.com/2547-1_3-0-5.xml
PCWorld.comhttp://rss.pcworld.com/rss/latestnews.rss
Slashdot: http://slashdot.org/slashdot.rss
Wired News: http://www.wired.com/news/feeds/rss2/0,2610,,00.xml

Some sites have multiple feeds - and there seems to be a large number of feeds out there!

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