What is RSS?
The acronym RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary. An RSS feed is a syndicated news feed in an XML format. XML is eXtensible Markup Language, which is basically a language that was created so that all programs (Web, Office, Video, etc..) could talk to each other in one formatted language. It is just plain text. Software that can handle plain text can also handle XML.Through a news feed reader, you can subscribe to various
RSS feeds to get customizable news feeds delivered directly to your desktop.
Frequently asked questions about RSS
What is a news feed reader?
A news feed reader, also known as a news aggregator, is software that lets you subscribe to RSS feeds.
Why should I use a news feed reader?
Using an RSS feed reader allows you to be alerted when new articles on the topics you're interested in are available. Many feed readers will pop up a new window when a new article is available, or are integrated into mail clients or Web browsers. When you are alerted of a new article, you can click on a link that will take you directly to it.
What is Web syndication?
Syndication on the Web means a section of a website is made available for users or other sites to use. The RSS feeds on this page are an example of syndication of latimes.com.