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A channel is the medium through which drops are delivered into a river. A river can therefore use more than one channel for fetching drops. If we were to use the analogy of a bathtub, a channel would be analogous to a tap (e.g. the cold water tap) which you turn on/off to fill up the tub with water of a certain temperature.

The following are examples of channels (the supported channels are in bold):

  • RSS
  • SMS
  • Email
  • Flickr
  • YouTube
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google+