Really Simple SyndicationReally Simple Syndication or, more commonly, RSS, is a web syndication protocol used primarily by news sites and weblogs. There are two versions: 0.9x and 2.x, the latter represents an attempt to stabilize the standard. RSS is essentially a web service used for syndicating articles on websites and weblogs in a "latest news" manner.
Articles can then be read using RSS feed readers such as WinRSS or SharpReader without the need to check the corresponding websites or weblogs. Web-based RSS readers such as BlogLines are also available, sparing the user the inconvenience of downloading an application to their computer. Such readers can make a user's feeds available on any computer with an Internet connection.