Apple’s Safari browser has a little known yet very useful feature called Shared Links, which basically saves in one central place links to articles that your Twitter followers and Linked In contacts post, and those published as RSS feeds.Most websites, i Download Blog included, offer a series of regularly published articles in the form of RSS feeds that can be subscribed to in Safari so that they appear within your Shared Links section.You can subscribe to one or more content types that are posted in that group, space, or blog.For example, you may want to subscribe to only discussions posted in a group or only the comments of a blog. needs to know it's not giving the information to just anyone.Safari will even let you know when you are visiting a site with an RSS feed by displaying a blue RSS icon in the address bar, to the right of the site’s URL.You can just click on that icon to open the RSS feed in the browser window.If you open an RSS file with a web browser that does not understand that format, such as Mozilla Firefox, all you will see is code.In order to view the content of an RSS feed, you must use Safari, or you can use an online service such as Bloglines or Google Reader to manage and display RSS subscriptions.
Other options include the ability to sort articles according to different criteria, such as by date or by title.
You can also change the view to display only items from the last seven days or from last month.
Safari allows you to bookmark RSS feeds the same way you can bookmark web pages.
The RSS file can include the episode’s title and a link to the audio or video files that will be downloaded when you subscribe to the feed for that podcast.
You can see an example of an RSS feed by visiting this page on the CNN web site using Safari, the web browser included in OS X.
Google Chrome does not support formatted viewing of RSS feeds by default.