What is RSS?
Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is used for content distribution and syndication. Subscribing to RSS Feeds allows you to receive custom, up-to-date information from your favorite online content sources without having to regularly check the site for updates.
How to Access the RSS Feeds
RSS content can be read using software called a "feed reader" or an "aggregator." You subscribe 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 reader checks your subscribed feeds regularly for new content, downloading any updates that it finds.
For more information about RSS and descriptions of various news readers, check out the New York Times article, "Fine-Tuning Your Filter for Online Information."