What are RSS Feeds?
The new method for easily distributing online content is often called a web feed and the technical format that makes it possible is called RSS,
which stands for Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary. RSS is based on XML, a widely used standard for textual information exchange between
applications on the Internet. RSS feeds can be viewed as plain text files, but they're really designed for computer-to-computer communication.
Feeds are a way for websites to distribute their content well beyond just visitors using browsers. Feeds permit subscription to regular updates,
delivered automatically via a web portal, news reader, or in some cases email.
How do I read feeds?
If you want to browse and subscribe to feeds, you have many choices. Today, there are more than 2,000 different feed reading applications, also known as
"news aggregators" (for text, mostly) or "podcatchers" (for podcasts). There are even readers that work exclusively on mobile devices.