What is an RSS feed?

My explanation

An RSS feed is an easy way to keep up with all of your favorite websites and blogs. You simply click the RSS button on the site you wish to follow and follow the subscribe instructions from there. For instance, if you click on the RSS button in the nav bar above you’ll be directed to a screen that prompts you with this:

I use google as my feed reader and when I log into my google home page I’m able to see the latest posts from all of my favorite websites.

From Wikipedia

RSS (most commonly expanded as Really Simple Syndication) is a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works—such as blog entries, news headlines, audio, and video—in a standardized format.[2] An RSS document (which is called a “feed”, “web feed”,[3] or “channel”) includes full or summarized text, plus metadata such as publishing dates and authorship. Web feeds benefit publishers by letting them syndicate content automatically. They benefit readers who want to subscribe to timely updates from favored websites or to aggregate feeds from many sites into one place. RSS feeds can be read using software called an “RSS reader”, “feed reader”, or “aggregator”, which can be web-based, desktop-based, or mobile-device-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 into the reader the feed’s URI or by clicking an RSS icon in a web browser that initiates the subscription process. The RSS reader checks the user’s subscribed feeds regularly for new work, downloads any updates that it finds, and provides a user interface to monitor and read the feeds.

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