RSS is an acronym for Really Simple Syndication and
Rich Site Summary. RSS is an XML-based format for
content distribution. Webmasters create an RSS file containing headlines
and descriptions of specific information. While the majority of
RSS feeds currently contain news headlines or breaking information
the long term uses of RSS are broad.
RSS is a defined standard based on XML with the specific purpose
of delivering updates to web-based content. Using this standard,
webmasters provide headlines and fresh content in a succinct manner.
Meanwhile, consumers use RSS readers and news aggregators to collect
and monitor their favorite feeds in one centralized program or location.
Content viewed in the RSS reader or news aggregator is place known
as an RSS feed.
RSS is becoming increasing popular. The reason is fairly simple.
RSS is a free and easy way to promote a site and its content without
the need to advertise or create complicated content sharing partnerships.
(n) RSS is a Web content syndication format. Its name is an
acronym for Really Simple Syndication. RSS is a dialect of XML.
(n) RSS is a format for syndicating news and the content of news-like
sites, including major news sites like Wired, news-oriented community
sites like Slashdot, and personal weblogs. (source XML.com)
(n) Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is a lightweight XML format
designed for sharing headlines and other Web content. (source WebReference)
(n) Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is an XML-based format for content
distribution (source CNET)
(n) RSS is an XML-based format for syndicated content. (source IBM)
(n) RSS is an acronym for Rich Site Summary, an XML format for distributing
news headlines on the Web, also known as syndication. First started
by Netscape as part of the My Netscape site, it expanded through
Dave Winer and Userland. RSS started off in an RDF format. (source