RSS feeds provide an easy way for your browser to notify you when a site you visit frequently is updated without you having to visit the site.

Here is a quick guide to adding RSS feeds from this or any other web site to the most popular browsers.

Click the RSS feed link on  the top of our web page (this is the usual placement for RSS links). On the next page, click “Add Bookmark” which is in the right column down the page a bit. This will add a bookmark to either your bookmarks bar, your news folder, or anywhere else you keep bookmarks and will reveal how many new postings there are on the site as they become available.

Click the RSS feed link at the top of the page. This will take you to another page. At the top you can select where to put the bookmark to subscribe to our feed – Live Bookmarks is Firefox’s built in service, but you could also use Google Reader if you use that service. Click on subscribe and if you selected Live Bookmarks it will ask you where to place your bookmark. I suggest in the Bookmarks Toolbar as you can see the number of new comments right on your browser window rather than checking in your list of bookmarks.

Google Chrome:
Install the RSS Subscript Extension by Google found here:
On pages that can be subscribed to, like anthroillinois, an orange icon will appear on your location bar – click on it and it will ask you if you want to subscribe to the feed and what reader to use. I suggest Google Reader as it is the easiest to use, but you can also add any other feed reader of your choice to the list.

For any other browsers, simply search “Manage RSS feeds **” where “**” is the browser name in Google and you will be on your way.