What is RSS?
RSS stands for "Really Simple Syndication." It’s a format that web sites and
blogs can use to send updated headlines to you via newsreaders. These
newsreaders gathers the content you select and
displays it for you in one convenient location. Syndication means you don't
have to visit each site individually to see what's new --
the "really simple" part.
How can I use RSS?
Typically, people use RSS to:
Gather, read, or quickly scan frequently updated
headlines from a variety of sources using a "News
Aggregator" or "Newsreader" program.
Incorporate syndicated headlines into their personal
weblogs (often called "blogs") as a way to display
information from different publishers.
Blogs are web pages which typically consist of timestamped,
frequently updated links to news items and web sites.
Blogging has developed into an online publishing tool used
for many purposes: traditional journalism, personal diaries,
collaborative journals, digital note-taking, topical group
discussion forums, and hybrid combinations.