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Byline: Scott Colvey
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The web is always changing. Keep abreast by subscribing to news feeds using Google Reader
We doubt anyone needs telling what a lively place the internet is these days - but how best to stay on top of all the mass of constantly changing information? Many people swear by a technology called RSS. It stands for Really Simple Syndication but it boils down to the ability to subscribe to a website's news feed so you can be told when there's new information or pages to be viewed (rather than having to constantly check yourself). Computeractive, for example, offers a number of RSS feeds that will alert you when news stories, product reviews or new downloads are posted to our site.
One of the most popular ways to subscribe to, and manage, RSS feeds is Google Reader. In this Workshop, we'll show you how to sign up and get started.
Before you can use Google Reader you'll need a Google account. If you've already registered for any other Google service, such as Google Mail (Gmail), then your existing username and password will work. Either way, begin by launching a web browser and then typing www.google.com/reader into the Address of Location bar at the top. Press Enter. If you have a Google account already then, when the Google Reader home page appears, type in your username and password …