RSS stands for "Really Simple Syndication" - an XML format that was created to syndicate news, and share content on the web. Many people describe it as a "news feed" that you subscribe to. The "feed" itself is simply a message, automatically sent to subscribers, that consists of a list of headlines, and in some cases, excerpts from new content. You save time by not needing to visit each site individually.
What Are the Benifits of Using RSS?
RSS is an easy way to stay up-to-date with what's happening on your favorite web sites. Because RSS feeds automatically update as stories are added to the site, you to get the information you want as soon as it is published.
How To Use RSS
You'll need an RSS reader to receive feeds from your favorite web sites. Some readers are stand alone applications that run on your desktop and behave much like common e-mail software, while others are Web-based. Also, some newer browsers can handle RSS feeds.