What is RSS
RSS, which stands for Rich Site Summary or Really Simple Syndication – opinions differ, is a comparatively new, but already widely used way of publishing, reading and sharing news on the internet. RSS feed is like a notice board on which the publisher leaves announcements of new items available for reading. Every time a new James Alison’s text is added on our website, a corresponding announcement is being left in the feed too, as well as emailed to all subscribers of the mailing list.
The beauty of using an RSS reader – a piece of software allowing to read these notes – is its ability to gather notes from as many RSS feeds as you have chosen and deliver them to you when you wish. If you like any of them, you click on the link which takes you to the full story. Arguably, it saves you a lot of time as, instead of browsing from one website to another searching for news or opening ten different email updates, you deal only with one media created according to your requirements.
There are many free RSS readers; some of them work as standalone software or service (e.g. Google Reader), others will integrate themselves into your browser or e-mail client (Microsoft Outlook and Apple's Mail and Safari hace such facilities).