What is RSS?

Quick Introduction

RSS generally stands for “Really Simple Syndication” and is a way to have the latest content from a website sent directly to you without having to visit the website itself.

That stream of latest content is often referred to as a “feed.”

To subscribe to (and view) the feed, you’ll need a feed reader such as Google Reader.

Once you have selected a feed reader, you can subscribe to any number of websites, blogs, news posts, etc. Then, you only have to check your feed reader to receive the latest content from all those varying sources.

For a more thorough introduction, watch the video below!

‘RSS in Plain English’ by CommonCraft

Further Reading

Wikipedia’s Entry for ‘RSS’