What Is RSS?
What is RSS?
RSS (Rich Site Summary) is a format for delivering regularly changing web content. Many news-related sites, weblogs and other online publishers syndicate their content as an RSS Feed to whoever wants it.
- RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication
- RSS allows you to syndicate your site content
- RSS defines an easy way to share and view headlines and content
- RSS files can be automatically updated
- RSS allows personalized views for different sites
- RSS is written in XML
Why RSS? Benefits and Reasons for using RSS
RSS solves a problem for people who regularly use the web. It allows you to easily stay informed by retrieving the latest content from the sites you are interested in. You save time by not needing to visit each site individually. You ensure your privacy, by not needing to join each site's email newsletter. The number of sites offering RSS feeds is growing rapidly and includes big names like Yahoo News
What do I need to do to read an RSS Feed? RSS Feed Readers and News Aggregators
Feed Reader or News Aggregator software allows you to grab the RSS feeds from various sites and display them for you to read and use.