What’s a web feed?
A web feed is a data format that allows websites, blogs and podcasts to share content. The content distributor syndicates a web feed and users subscribe to them, to get the latest content updates.
Subscribing to the feeds of your favorite web content makes it easy to keep up to date with new articles, blog posts and podcast episodes.
Nearly every content-oriented website, blog and podcast has a feed. If you have a blog on the Blogger or WordPress platforms, your blog has a feed too!
What’s Google Reader and how do I get it?
Google Reader is a web based feed reader from Google. It lets you subscribe to the two most common feed types (Atom and RSS).
Like most Google services, Google Reader is free to use. Just go to http://www.google.com/reader and log in with your Google account (ie. Gmail login).