Most websites use Really Simple Syndication or RSS to make news, blogs and other content changes available to subscribers via email.
RSS easily saves me an hour a day, and that's why I think its worth posting on Two Kitties. With feeds, I can stay up-to-date on the most recent changes to websites. All in my inbox. I can either read posts as they come in or save them up for those long layovers at Salt Lake City airport.
It's simple to set up a feed. If you want to receive updates from Two Kitties, for example, you would click on the "Subscribe to this Blog's Feed" link in the upper right hand corner.
If you use a popular web mail client like Yahoo, Google or Hotmail, click the button and enter your webmail account information. Another option is a service like Bloglines that will allow you to organize your news, websites and blogs all in one place.
If you use Microsoft Outlook 2007, you can either click on the orange button or enter the twokitties.typepad.com URL manually under the Tools/Account Settings menu. Outlook will organize the feeds into a separate folder so that your inbox isn't cluttered with stuff. Complete directions for Microsoft Outlook can be found here.
On another website, look for the orange buttons. It might have little white 'speaker' lines on it, or it might say XML, RSS or FEED. Have a look at NPR's Arts and Culture page and you will see available RSS feeds on the bottom right hand side of the page.
Done! You'll get posts from Two Kitties to your inbox the moment they upload to the web. Try some RSS subscriptions from your favorite websites and see how you like it!