Documentation:Social Web Tools/Feed Reading
[from Wikipedia] Feed Reading is also known as feed aggregating, news reader or simply as an aggregator. This is client software or a Web application which aggregates syndicated Web content such as news headlines, blogs, podcasts, and vlogs in a single location for easy viewing.
Aggregators reduce the time and effort needed to regularly check websites for updates, creating a unique information space or "personal newspaper." Once subscribed to a feed, an aggregator is able to check for new content at user-determined intervals and retrieve the update. The content is sometimes described as being "pulled" to the subscriber, as opposed to "pushed" with email or IM. Unlike recipients of some "pushed" information, the aggregator user can easily unsubscribe from a feed.
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A list of the Top 10 RSS Feed Readers with their descriptions and functionality can be found at this website.