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    What is RSS?  Learn in less than 5 minutes!

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      Check it out, I found this explanation really simple yet accurate:
        • Re: What is RSS?  Learn in less than 5 minutes!
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          Really Simple Syndication

          RSS is a family of Web feed formats used to publish frequently updated content such as blog entries, news headlines, and podcasts in a standardized format. An RSS document (which is called a "feed," "web feed,"
          or "channel") contains either a summary of content from an associated
          web site or the full text. RSS makes it possible for people to keep up
          with web sites in an automated manner that can be piped into special
          programs or filtered displays.


          The benefit of RSS is the aggregation of content from multiple web sources in one place. RSS content can be read using software called an "RSS reader," "feed reader," or an "aggregator," which can be web-based or desktop-based. A standardized XML
          file format allows the information to be published once and viewed by
          many different programs. The user subscribes to a feed by entering the
          feed's link into the reader or by clicking an RSS icon in a browser
          that initiates the subscription process. The RSS reader checks the
          user's subscribed feeds regularly for new content, downloads any
          updates that it finds, and provides a user interface to monitor and read the feeds.