What is a RSS?
• RSS stands for Rich Site Summary or Really Simple Syndication.
• Put simply, it is a service to allow users to be notified about new content on
a blog or website (MJA).
• To read RSS content, known as RSS feeds, requires the use of software
known as a feed reader, aggregator or RSS reader. This software can be
accessed as a free web-application such as Bloglines or Google Reader or
it can be downloaded to your computer. Newer web browsers such as
Internet Explorer 7 and Firefox are now incorporating RSS readers as a
• By using RSS feeds you only need to visit the one site, your feed reader to
gain updated information from your nominated websites instead of visiting
each site individually.
• RSS feeds can easily identified by the use of a standardised RSS symbol.