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What is RSS?

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RSS is an open method for delivering regularly changing web content. Many news-related sites, weblogs and other online publishers syndicate their content as an RSS Feed to whoever wants it.

Any time you want to retrieve the latest headlines from your favorite sites, you can access the available RSS feeds via a desktop RSS reader. You can also make an RSS feed for your own site if your content changes frequently.

In brief:

What does RSS stand for? It depends on what version of RSS you are using.

What is RSS Feed?

How Does RSS Work?

This is how RSS works:

News Aggregators and Feed Readers:

The RSS feed readers and news aggregators are essentially the same thing and are piece of software. Both are used for viewing RSS feeds. News aggregators are designed specifically to view news related feeds but technically they can read any feeds.

Who can use RSS?

RSS started out with the intent of distributing news related headlines. The potential for RSS is significantly larger and can be used anywhere in the world.

Consider using RSS for the following:


RSS is becoming popular every day. The reason is fairly simple. RSS is a free and easy way to promote a site and its content without the need to advertise or create complicated content sharing partnerships.

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