What is RSS?
RSS, or really simple syndication, is a method of publishing information from web sites. By using a special news reader, you can subscribe to news “feeds” of particular interest and be notified when new content becomes available on a web site.
RSS allows you to focus on topics and articles that are most interesting to you. Instead of having to visit a hundred sites a day to read all the headlines and news, you can simply subscribe to your favorite feeds and read them in one place. Most major news organizations like The New York Times, CNN, ABC, MSN, Yahoo, Slashdot and even Google offer RSS feeds of headlines and information. You can find weather and traffic reports, search results, and even blogs are offered as RSS. You can read article introductions or summaries before clicking through to a web page, which allows you to make the most of your browsing time.
RSS readers can also alert you when content has been added to the web sites you have subscribed to, much like how e-mail readers notify you when a new message arrives. RSS feeds also do not clog your email box.