Feeds allow you to easily see when your favourite websites have added new content. They allow you to get the latest news, publications, jobs and actions all in one place and as soon as it is published, without having to visit the websites directly.
Feeds are also known as RSS. There is some debate as to what RSS actually stands for, but most people go for Really Simple Syndication. In essence, the feeds themselves are just web pages, designed to be read by computers rather than people.
There are a number of free subscription services or news readers you can use to susbcribe to our feeds. These programs allow you to view the information from many different feeds all in the one location so you can easily browse the updates from your favourite websites.
If you don't already have a news reader you will have to download or purchase. There are many free news readers available on the internet. In fact many web browsers (such as Firefox and the new version of Internet Explorer) and email programs (such as Thunderbird) have news readers built in so you may have one already.
The list below provides links to some news readers available: