Aggregator

An  aggregatorcommonly known as a feed reader, RSS reader or news reader  is a software program (such as iTunes) which is installed on your computer or a Web application (such as Bloglines) which aggregates or “pulls in” syndicated web content such as news headlines, blogs, and podcasts in a single location for easy viewing.

 The syndicated content an aggregator will retrieve and interpret is usually supplied in the form of RSS or other XML-formatted data, such as RDF/XML or Atom.

News Sites as aggregators
Some websites such as Digg, Reddit, Stumbleupon and Yahoo Buzz which allow users to rate and submit articles function as a news aggregator site because they contain much user submitted data.

Social Media Aggregators
Some web applications such a friendfeed function as a social media aggregator. It allows you to access all of your aocial media sites from on e place.

 

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