A few guys have asked me what is the deal with the "RSS" reader thing in the upper right. Here's the scoop. RSS is a fairly new Internet technology that summarizes new info on the web site and then sends it in a compact format called XML.
The RSS reader will "check in" with the feed every hour or so and scope out the new posts. It will then present the posts to you in a "newsreader" format, with the title at the top right and a summary screen in the lower right.
You can even have it DING DONG when new posts go onto the board.
Many web sites now have RSS feeds to get newly posted news.
Google home page has a built-in RSS reader (it's kind of low on features, though!). Here's a link to get it working.