One simple way to receive these updates is to download & install a small program such as FeedReader (4.5MB). Not only is FeedReader simple to use & free of charge, but it doesn't require the installation of additional packages such as .NET. Once it's installed, it runs minimized on your taskbar. Then when you find a site that you want to receive updates on, & which is equipped with RSS, just do this:
- Click on the RSS link on the site you want updates on.
- If you're running FireFox or another browser with a built-in RSS reader then it will automatically allow you to add it as a bookmark by clicking on Subscribe. Or, Mozilla browsers such as FireFox may show this icon in the right-hand part of the URL window. And if this is the case, just click on it & you'll be subscribed.
- If you're using Internet Explorer & you click on the RSS feed you'll be brought to a window with XML code. If this is the case, just highlight the URL in between the <link> tags. So for this site, you'd highlight http://www.thehiddenevil.com/rss/feed.xml
- Right click your mouse for a menu to appear, then select copy.
- Launch FeedReader if it's not already running. Select File, New, Feed, & a new link area will appear.
- Paste the link in the link area by right clicking the mouse pointer in that area & choosing paste.
Now anytime you're online FeedReader will notify you of any changes to your favorite sites. If there is an addition, then FeedReader will display the specific path to the exact information that has been added. You just click on it, & it will bring you right there. You can also initiate a query yourself by double clicking on one of your feeds, & if an update is found on the site you clicked, you'll hear a whistle & see a popup box in the lower right-hand corner of your screen.
There are other ways to subscribe to sites with RSS feeds such as using a news aggregator. For more information on RSS visit this RSS Info site.