Popular Feeds and Readers

Getting Started With Feeds

BBC – The Feed Factory – What are feeds?


RSS is also an international standard, and is rapidly growing in popularity. It used to be just technology and blog sites that offered it, but RSS is now becoming mainstream: many bbc.co.uk sites now offer RSS feeds.



What are feeds all about? Online (web-based) Readers, Mac OS X Readers, Windows Readers, Linux Readers, Auto discovery.

FeedBurner’s View of the Feed Market


With the feedometer now at 604,533 feeds on behalf of 347,000 bloggers, podcasters and commercial publishers, we’ve got a great sample size to gauge the impact of an aggregator’s participation in the market. On any given day, FeedBurner sees more than 3,000 clients capable of reading all kinds of feeds, including podcasts and video feeds. Each of these feed readers reports data differently, so comparing subscriber market share alone can lead to several challenges (1) Not all subscribers are alike. Yahoo reports active subscribers over a rolling 30-day period. Most other web-based readers report the total number of individuals who’ve subscribed, regardless of whether they have actually logged in recently. (2) Default feeds are popular. (Yes, this is an early frontrunner in 2007 “Painfully Obvious Bullet” balloting.) Said differently: many aggregators offer a set of default feeds for every new account, or provide “bundles” of feeds by category. These feeds will get disproportionately high subscriber numbers at specific aggregators.

RSS Specifications


RSS Specifications, What is RSS, RSS Software, History of RSS, XML Basics, RSS Articles, RSS Uses, Create RSS Feed, Submit RSS Feeds, Display RSS, Feed Validators, RSS Graphics, RSS FAQ, RSS Directory, RSS Forums, RSS Feeds, Syndicate Content, Subscribe to Feeds, Aggregator How To, RSS Sites, RSS Blog, RSS Top 10, RSS Comparison, RSS Wikis

Choosing a Feed Reader / Aggregator

News On Feeds


Web-based aggregators, Desktop news aggregators (Cross-platform, Macintosh, Windows, Linux), Built-in aggregators (Firefox extensions, Outlook extensions), Email based aggregators, Command Line based aggregators, Aggregators that require web server installation, Aggregators for mobile devices.



A highly detailed comparison table of all major RSS Aggregators.

List of feed aggregators – Wikipedia


Client software, Web based (hosted), Media aggregators.

About.com – Find the Best RSS Feed Readers / News Aggregators


RSS feed readers and news aggregators let you follow news and blogs easily, comfortably and efficiently in a dedicated program, on a web site or in your email program. I have reviewed the top RSS feed readers to help you choose the best program for your needs.

Open Directory




E-mail Based, Firefox Extensions, Handhelds, Java, Linux, Mac OS, Web Based, Windows based, Desktop Software.

Popular Online Feed Readers

Google Reader


Get all your news and blogs in one place with Google Reader. With Google Reader, keeping up with your favorite websites is as easy as checking your email. Stay up to date Google Reader constantly checks your favorite news sites and blogs for new content. Share with your friends Use Google Reader’s built-in public page to easily share interesting items with your friends and family. Use it anywhere, for free Google Reader is totally free and works in most modern browsers, without any software to install.



Bloglines is a FREE online service for searching, subscribing, creating and sharing news feeds, blogs and rich web content. With Bloglines, there is no software to download or install — simply register as a new user and you can instantly begin accessing your account any time, from any computer or mobile device. Bloglines is a window to a whole new world of dynamic content that is being created and distributed over the new “live” web. You can make your own personalized news page tailored to your unique interests from our index of tens of millions of live internet content feeds, including articles, blogs, images and audio. Bloglines shields you from the confusion of news feed standards — RSS, Atom, and others. Bloglines allows you to search for, read and share any updates from your favorite news feed or blog regardless of its authoring technology. Last, but not least, Bloglines provides you with the tools you need to begin creating your own clip blogs and blogrolls. Become a publisher, share your thoughts and opinions! And it’s FREE! Get started today!.



NewsGator helps individuals and businesses improve the way they find information and communicate internally and externally. We offer a wide range of RSS aggregation products and social media tools. NewsGator Enterprise Server helps organizations take news and updates from the Web, the blogosphere, premium content providers and internal applications and systems and automatically deliver it to places where their employees can easily find and use it ? portals, mobile devices, their desktops or preset folders in Microsoft Outlook or Lotus Notes. We also offer Enterprise RSS via an integrated Enterprise 2.0 suite. NewsGator Syndication Services provide a widget framework for newspapers, magazines and other online content providers to increase page views and improve audience engagement through the use of interesting text, audio and video content. Our award-winning RSS readers for individuals including FeedDemon (Windows), NetNewsWire (Mac), NewsGator Inbox (Microsoft Outlook), NewsGator Online (Web) and NewsGator Go! (Mobile) make users more productive and informed by consolidating news and information in one place.

Update: NewsGator Partners With AideRSS


My Yahoo!


My Yahoo! uses RSS to pull headlines and summaries from your favorite web sites and blogs. All you have to do is specify which sites you’d like to see added to your personal My Yahoo! page — we’ll take it from there. Adding the RSS Headlines beta module is easy. Just click to add the module and follow the instructions on the page. If you don’t currently have a My Yahoo! page, you can sign up here. Just choose where to display the module on your page and you’ve got an RSS newsreader in just a few simple clicks. Any site that supports RSS can be added to My Yahoo!. Look for a small white-on-orange rectangular “XML” — that indicates a link to an RSS file. If your favorite site doesn’t yet support RSS, you can email them to request support of RSS. A newsreader (sometimes called a news aggregator) is software that periodically polls a specified set of web sites or blogs, pulls the latest headlines, and displays them on a single page. It works a lot like My Yahoo! in gathering together content from all across Yahoo!. With this beta release of the RSS Headlines module, My Yahoo! becomes a web-based newsreader that can display your choice of syndicated RSS feeds from tens of thousands of sources around the Web. But this is just the beginning. Your feedback on this beta release can help us improve and refine this exciting new tool. Our goal is to make it easy for all Yahoo! members to find and add RSS feeds to My Yahoo!.



Netvibes is about having web the way you want it. Exactly the way you want it. Delivered to you. Ever wish you could get your all of your favorite websites, blogs, news, weather, maps, address books, to do lists, email accounts, social networks, radio stations, search engines, instant messengers, video and photo networks – all of your favorite things in one place and share them with your friends? We did too. (1) Helps you manage your digital life and share it with your friends (2) Brings all your favorite MySpace, Digg, YouTube, Gmail, Flickr, eBay, del.icio.us accounts – you name it (no, really, you can rename our entire site) – together on your own personal Netvibes page (3) Share with your friends or colleague your favorite modules (4) 100% customizable – no ads, no logos, no corporate control. More than 50 million personal pages in more than 76 languages and 190 countries.

Popular Desktop Feed Readers




Bring the power of RSS right to your Windows desktop with FeedDemon. (1) Get your news and information instantly. (2) Customize the way you read and organize feeds. (3) Download podcasts to your iPod or Windows Media Player. The easy-to-use interface makes it a snap to stay informed with the latest news and information. You can completely customize the way feeds are organized and displayed. Set up custom news watches based on keywords or use the powerful search to find articles. You can even download podcasts and audio files and have them show up on your portable audio device. In addition, FeedDemon synchronizes with NewsGator Online and the rest of the NewsGator RSS Suite. The software is pre-configured with dozens of feeds, so you can unleash the power of RSS right away.



Feedreader is a FREE RSS news aggregation solution that provides robust, state-of-the-art features in an intuitive, user-friendly environment. Unparalleled functionality – Feedreader offers advanced, cutting-edge capabilities, including the most comprehensive podcasting support available today, as well as unique smartfeed technology that puts the information you need right at your fingertips. Powerful, yet simple – Feedreader provides users with a seamless and convenient experience – without the need for advanced technical knowledge – by delivering the broadest range of features through a simple, easy-to-use interface.

Popular Feeds

Bloglines – Top 1000 feeds


The best feeds all in one place including debuting feeds, top movers and decliners.

Bloglines Most Popular Feeds


Most popular feeds of the day.

Blog Digests Rankings


We’ve created our own proprietary ranking system based largely on “grouping patterns” from our partner Feed Findings. This ranking system helps us identify the best blog digests quickly and effectively. The list below has been sorted using our ranking system but if you prefer to search instead of browse then try our search tool. If you like a more traditional approach you may prefer our digest directory.

Searching for Feeds



On the World Live Web, bloggers frequently link to and comment on other blogs, creating the type of immediate connection one would have in a conversation. Technorati tracks these links, and thus the relative relevance of blogs, photos, videos etc. We rapidly index tens of thousands of updates every hour, and so we monitor these live communities and the conversations they foster. The World Live Web is incredibly active, and according to Technorati data, there are over 175,000 new blogs (that’s just blogs) every day. Bloggers update their blogs regularly to the tune of over 1.6 million posts per day, or over 18 updates a second. Technorati. Who’s saying what. Right now.

RSSMicro Search – RSS Feed Search Engine – RSS Feed Directory


Dedicated RSS Feed Search Engine. Search 1.7 million RSS feeds. The most comprehensive RSS feed search on the web.

FeedsFarm.com Feed Search


FeedsFarm.com Feed Search

Bloglines Advanced Search


Search for Posts, Feeds, Search only My Feeds, Search Bloglines excluding My Feeds, Search the public feeds of this Bloglines user, Date Posted, Anytime, During the last, Sometime, Between and, Sort by Relevance, Date, filtered by Feed Popularity, Popularity, News, Include News, Exclude News, Only News.

Live Search Feeds


Search feeds on Microsoft’s Live Search Engine



3G, Academic, Accessibility, Advertising, Animals, Aviation, Beverages, Bluetooth, Broadband, Business, Candy, Cars, Computers, Drinking, Electronics, Energy, Engines, Eyewear, Fashion, Flash, Food, Games, Golf, Gps, Health, Heart, Home, Hotels, Internet, Investing, Manufacturing, Materials, Medical, Microscopy, Military, Mobility, Music, Nanotechnology, Networking, Open-Source, Religion, Restaurants, Rfid, Satellites, Science, Search, Security, Software, Stoage, Television, Toys, Transportation, Travel, Voip, Wine, Wireless.

Blog Digests Directory


Art, Automotive, Beauty, Business, Education, Entertainment, Family, Finance and Money, Gamble, Game, Geographical, Health and Wellness, Home, Insurance, Job, Music, News, Personal and Lifestyle, Real Estate, Shop, Sports, Technology, Travel, Web

FeedMeme.com Fun with Feeds (Atom, RSS and RDF)


Feed Discovery – Searching for feeds by keywords can often be an unsuccesful process because of the broad vocabulary in use. Instead of a single keyword search, Feed Meme offers a multi-word macro search. Describe your topic of interest – Using the field below, enter your desired feed “topic,” and press the Suggest button to identify additional related searches. If you’d like to control your macro search explicitly, then instead enter your search terms one by one and press the Add button.



Advanced Feed Processing for Atom, RDF and RSS. BlogSieve is a free web-based tool that creates new feeds by filtering, merging and sorting existing feeds. The BlogSieve engine accepts virtually every (valid) feed format, processed results are then exported into any feed format you

India Interacts – Popular Feeds


Articles, Automobile, Bbc, Beauty, Blog, Bollywood, Business, Businessline, Celebrity, Cinema, Cnet, Cnn, Computerworld, Cricinfo, Cricket, Curries, Daily, Entertainment, Fashion, Fitness, Flickr, Food, Fox, Gadgets, Geeksugar, Google, Grouper, Health, Hindu, Hollywood, Home, Ibn, India, Indian, Indianexpress, Industry, Kollywood, Latest, Movie, Movies, Music, Ndtv, Network, Newest, News, News,, North, Nyt, Photos, Podcast, Popsugar, Recipes, Rediff, Reviews, Science, Seattle, Showbiz, South, Special, Sport, Sports, Stories, Story, Style, Superstar, Tamil, Tech, Tech,Mythology, Technology, Thehindu, Time, Times, Tips, Top, Uk, Video, Videos, Web, World, Yahoo, Youtube


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