What is a news aggregator?

A news aggregator is a software application that gathers and visualizes the information available in web feeds.

A web feed is a form of Web syndication used to distribute all kinds of information periodically. This information may consist of a list of the latest news or published articles, the temperature of a certain city, sport scores or any other kind of information.

Frequently, news aggregators are used to take a quick look at the new articles, eliminating the need to ckeck dozens of webpages regularly.

Normally, each item in a web feed consist of a title, an image, a summary of the information available at the webpage and a link to said webpage.

Websites give he possibility to subscribe to their web feeds with an icon next to the webpage address in the web browser or adding icons web feed icon inside the contents of the webpage.

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