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A news aggregator is "software that periodically reads a set of news sources, in one of several XML-based formats, finds the new bits and displays them in reverse-chronological order on a single page."
Note: All site FORUMS also export headlines -- click the ABOUT link in the FORUM HEADER to find the XML icon for that forum.
One such news-display program, also known as a "news aggregator," is Amphetadesk, located here: www.disobey.com/amphetadesk
Another here: www.newzcrawler.com
The FireFox browser, growing very popular as an alternative to Internet Explorer, has joined the programs able to use RSS feeds. In FireFox, they are called Live Bookmarks. »www.mozilla.org/products/firefox···rks.html
There is also an extension available for FireFox which some find preferable to the "LIVE" bookmarks feature. It's called Sage, and it adds a super simple RSS aggregator sidebar to FireFox without too much trouble.
Where can I get RSS feed info?
One source that has many different feed links can be found here: »www.moreover.com/categories/cate···rss.html
If when trying to add a forum to your RSS feed, you receive this error "...is not a valid RSS feed," you are probably trying to add a forum that requires you to log in (private forum), and you will need an RSS aggregator that understands cookies. The FireFox browser will successfully handle this.