What Is RSS?
RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. It's an easy way for you to
keep up with news and information that's important to you, and helps you
avoid the conventional methods of browsing or searching for information
on websites. Now the content you want can be delivered directly to you
without cluttering your inbox with e-mail messages. This content is
called a "feed" and is very popular among smart phone users. It allows them to read up to date information while they are on the go.
RSS is written in the Internet coding language known as XML (eXtensible
Markup Language), which is why you see RSS buttons commonly labeled with
this icon: XML language icon. What Is an RSS Reader?
An RSS reader is a small software program that collects and displays RSS
feeds. It allows you to scan headlines from a number of news sources in
a central location. Where Can I Get an RSS Reader?
Some browsers, such as the current versions of Firefox and Safari have
built in RSS readers. If you're using a browser that doesn't currently
support RSS, there are a variety of RSS readers available on the web;
some are free to download and others are available for purchase.