What is RSS?

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RSS stands for ‘Really Simple Syndication’. RSS essentially allows you to keep all of your news in one place to save you having to visit lots of different websites. Using an RSS reader (which we will discuss shortly) you will be able to get the latest news, headlines and updates from any websites that use RSS almost instantly.

Websites that use RSS will produce ‘feeds’, which are basically chronological lists of their content. These feeds can then be read by RSS readers regularly to see if there is anything new and end up displayed in a nice and simple way for us to read inside an RSS reader. This makes it easy to scan and pick out what we want to read about.