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As book closes on Google Reader, new ways to read news online

As book closes on Google Reader, new ways to read news online

A normal Internet user might start off the day catching up on the latest news by visiting Yahoo's homepage, going to a service such as Google News or running through a list of bookmarked websites. But there's another option that makes the experience of reading news online similar to checking email. A user goes to one website and gets a list of news from multiple websites in one long list. The stream of articles can be divided up with filters and folders -- just like email. This website-surfing alternative relies on a technology known as RSS, which culls a website's latest headlines into one file. Using an RSS reader, a user subscribes to this file and receives updates to an...

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