Wherever you see this symbol , you can click it to subscribe to an RSS feed.
Mashable posted a great entry a few days ago covering just about every possible angle on RSS and associated tools. For those of you who aren’t technical in nature, RSS stands for really simple syndication and it’s a way for publishers (like me) to push content to you at your request. Why is that important? Well, it’s pretty easy to use either a web-based (or host software based) RSS reader to aggregate sources you visit on a routine basis in one place. When new content is published, it automatically appears in your reader. This is a great way to make your own live, web newspaper. It’s convenient, it’s easy, and it’s free. (And, unlike regular newspapers, it’s always up-to-date.)
I’m partial to web-based readers myself (I can use them across multiple computers and still get the same great content.) The snapshot below is of my Google Reader account – not that Google really needs anymore publicity or users, but that’s my current favorite. On my list to try out is NetVibes. As a reminder, it’s easy to subscribe to this feed.