Prompted by some discussions I've had this week, I've got a question for some of the less geeky of you out there. In this context, I'm referring to people who, generally, neither know nor particularly care about the "plumbing" of websites.
If you could answer in the comments, I'd really appreciate it -- this will make the site better, in the long run.
Do you currently use a news aggregator (standalone or through a portal, for example My Yahoo) to follow lots of sites without having to visit them in your web browser?
If you do use an aggregator, how did you find out about website syndication?
What do you think about the current process of finding / subscribing to a new syndicated feed? Do you look for 'XML' or 'RSS' icons, or specific icons for syndication services? Do you just let your browser or aggregator notifiy you when it detects a newsfeed?
Get out, you old Wight! Vanish in the sunlight!
Shrivel like the cold mist, like the winds go wailing,
Out into the barren lands far beyond the mountains!
Come never here again! Leave your barrow empty!
Lost and forgotten be, darker than the darkness,
Where gates stand for ever shut, till the world is mended.
— J. R. R. Tolkien