RSS solves a problem for people who regularly use the web. It allows you to easily stay informed by retrieving the latest content from the sites you are interested in. You save time by not needing to visit each site individually.
RSS content can be read using software called an "RSS reader," "feed reader" or an "aggregator," which can be web-based or desktop-based. The user subscribes to a feed by entering the feed's link into the reader or by clicking an RSS icon in a browser that initiates the subscription process. The RSS reader checks the user's subscribed feeds regularly for new content, downloading any updates that it finds and provides a user interface to monitor and read the feeds.
The good news is that you probably already have an RSS reader and don't know it. Both Internet Explorer and Firefox have an RSS reader built into the browser. On a page with an available RSS feed, click the RSS icon in the Status Bar and select the format you prefer. They both also have a automatic bookmarking feature, known as Web Feeds on IE and Live Bookmarks in Firefox. That feature will generate updated bookmarks to news stories from RSS feeds. If you want to use something else, we suggest you try Google Reader or My Yahoo, both of which are excellent free web based RSS readers that do not require any additional software on your PC.