Web 2.0 - just the beginning RSS Feed readers wiki page
Let's use this page to share our knowledge about the technicalities of different RSS readers.

Google Reader http://www.google.com/reader
  • This is a web based app where all one needs is a web browser
  • Must have a Google account
  • Subscribing requires a copy and paste of the blog's URL into an add subscription dialog box
  • Good interface for organizing feeds into personal categories.

Bloglines http://bloglines.com
  • This is a web based app where all one needs is a web browser with similar features as Google Reader
  • Must create a registered account with Bloglines
  • Interface has apparent for user to start and maintain own blog

Newsfire http://www.newsfirerss.com/
  • Requires a download and install (Macintosh OSX)
  • Functionality much like others

Net News Wire http://www.newsgator.com/INDIVIDUALS/NETNEWSWIRE/
  • download/run on a Mac
  • vast amount of features such as flagging items/sorting/desktop integration, etc.