What is RSS?

RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication and is a popular method for publishing regularly updated content on the internet. Instead of repeatedly checking a website for new content, a user can subscribe to an RSS feed using a feed reader or aggregator to receive automatic updates from that and other sites.

How does RSS work?

Information published through RSS can be text, audio, video, and images. This information is sent using an XML format that contains both the information itself as well as metadata such as author name and timestamp.

RSS readers can aggregate RSS feeds using web apps, native desktop clients, or mobile apps. Subscribing to an RSS feed is free and usually only requires the user to copy and paste the feed’s URI or searching for it in their preferred app.

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