What is a Web Feed?
A Web Feed is a concise presentation of the latest content provided on a website or web page. It’s an easy way to be notified of new information on your favorite sites, especially countryweekly.com!
Web feeds are not directly related to any specific technology or format, but there are two very popular formats: RSS and ATOM. Both RSS and ATOM feed formats are created using XML and are very similar. Most feed readers can interpret both formats. It is not important to understand how they work, but it is important for you to recognize these few names as being related and virtually the same.
How do I use a Web Feed?
In order to view the contents of a web feed you need to use a Feed Reader. A feed reader makes it possible for you to collect and read all of your favorite web feeds. Feed readers can be independent programs, part of your web browser or even a feature of some popular websites.
|Firefox – Live Bookmarks||Web Browser||Windows/Mac OSX/*NIX|
|Firefox – Sage Reader||Web Browser||Windows/Mac OSX/*NIX|
|Internet Explorer 7+ – Feeds||Web Browser||Windows XP/Vista|
|Google Reader [NOW DEFUNCT. TRY FEEDLY.]||Website||—|
|NetNewsWire||Program||Mac OSX, iPhone and iPad|
|Leaf News Reader||Program||Mac OSX|
|Akregator or Liferea||Program||Linux and UNIX|