1. What is RSS?

RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is an XML (Extensible Markup Language) based family of formats used to publish frequently updated digital content including blogs, podcasts and newsfeeds.

What does it do for me?

It allows effortless viewing of automatically updated articles from all your favourite websites from one website or program called an Aggregator/Reader. You can then view the latest headlines, view a synopsis and click a link to find out more.

What does it do for the Internet?

It has effectively allowed millions of websites to intertwine and share information much more effectively:

How do I know when a site has RSS?

Syndicated web sites (those which have an RSS feed) will generally use the following symbols:

These files will generally have the .extension of: