It's an XML-based content format for distributing news, headlines, content, etc.
Most popular sites news sites and blogs provide RSS feeds for you to subscribe to.
Making a collection of web feeds accessible in one spot is known as aggregation, which is performed by a news aggregator.
A web feed is also sometimes referred to as a syndicated feed.
When a website provides an RSS feed, it's undertaking to keep an up-to-date catalogue of all its content.
RSS feeds aren't meant to be read by humans, they're meant to be read by computers.
Web feeds exemplify pull technology, although they may appear to push content to the user.
All they contain is brief information about the website's content and links to each item.
For example, if you're interested in environment-related stories, you can subscribe to a feed of all RN's stories about environmental issues.
The kinds of content delivered by a web feed are typically HTML (webpage content) or links to webpages and other kinds of digital media.
Often when websites provide web feeds to notify users of content updates, they only include summaries in the web feed rather than the full content itself.
This one is for the newbies that have no idea what RSS, XML and syndication are…whoa, confusing already isn’t it!
Definitions It wasn’t much longer then six months ago that I had no idea what these terms were.
All you need is a feed reader to view its contents.
Feed readers come in all shapes and sizes these days.
A typical scenario of web-feed use might involve the following: a content provider publishes a feed link on its site which end users can register with an aggregator program (also called a feed reader or a news reader) running on their own machines; doing this is usually as simple as dragging the link from the web browser to the aggregator.
When instructed, the aggregator asks all the servers in its feed list if they have new content; if so, the aggregator either makes a note of the new content or downloads it.