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Tuesday, February 07, 2006

How to subscribe newsfeeds

A start page (also known as newsreader, RSS reader, news aggregator, or newsfeed reader, etc.) can update the headlines of Applied Mechanics News on your computer, side by side with the headlines of the New York Times, etc., with each headline linked to a full article. Whenever you like, you can view all the headlines at a glance, from any computer around the world. No more email spam.

An easy, considered by some the best, start page is Netvibes. Here is the procedure to get started:
  1. Go to
  2. Click "Sing in" at the upper-right corner.
  3. Sign up with a combination of an email address and a password.
  4. Click Add Content at the upper-left corner.
  5. Click "Add my feed" at the top of the sidebar on the left.
  6. Paste into the box, and then click "add"
The newsfeed URLs of severl sister blogs of AMN are

The newsfeed URL for the Applied Mechanics Google Group is

Here are some of the best RSS feeds, including New York Times, Nature, Science, PRL, APL. Unfortunately, mechanics journals do not have RSS feeds now.

Bookmark the webpage, or simply use Netvibes as the default start page whenever you launch your browser.

Note added on 9 April 2006. 9 best online RSS readers.

Note added on 28 June 2006
. You can aggragate all Applied Mechanics Blogs into a single RSS feed. Right click RSS, and select "Copy Link Location". Paste the link into your start page.

Note added on 14 July 2006. Chris Anderson on RSS.

Note added on 27 August 2006. Netvibes secures a $15 million investment.


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