What is RSS?

RSS (formally “RDF Site Summary”, known colloquially as “Really Simple Syndication”) is a means of transmitting and updating content in an automated way.

Most news sites (including virtually all blogs) will publish what is called an RSS feed which is regularly updated with the latest available headlines and/or articles.

Why would I subscribe to RSS feeds?

It allows you to easily stay informed by retrieving the latest content from websites you are interested in. Making it available to read in one location. You save time by not needing to visit each site individually.

What do I need to get RSS Feeds?

You will need a feed reader. This tool lets you subscribe to any feeds you want, checks automatically to see when they’re updated, and then displays the updates for you as they arrive.

Feed readers can run on your computer or on the web. If you use one of the web-based readers, you can access your feeds from anywhere you go. If you use a feed reading program that installs on your computer, your feeds can be stored for you even if you’re not connected to the Internet.