Many of the services here encourage you to set up an RSS feed.
First choose a feed reader. It makes sense to add your feeds to something that you look at regularly, or something that will alert you when you have unread items available. You can read feeds:
- in Microsoft Outlook - there is an folder in which to place your feeds
- at a feed reader web site such as Bloglines, netvibes, pageflakes
- directly in your web browser (just like favorites/bookmarks) - make sure you use an up to date version of your browser,
- in desktop feed reader software
You can always change your mind later. It is very easy to export all of your feeds from one reader and import them into another
Then subscribe to your chosen feeds - i.e. add them to your feed reader. Look out for this standard icon: or one of a number of predecessor icons such as or on e-journal sites. Click on the feed icon , or a similar icon on the browser's toolbar, and it will display the contents of the feed and explain how to subscribe to the feed.
However most services allow you to set up email alerts instead.