RSS feeds enable information to be easily shared and syndicated across the Internet. They allow software to automatically collect the latest information from websites that support RSS, including news and events, and compile them into a single, common display. This software is commonly called a news reader. It is possible to add feeds to your website or blog, and some web browsers also integrate newsfeeds into their interface. Probono.net's RSS feed is provided as a service to the public interest legal community.
How do I use an RSS feed?
The most common way that RSS feeds are used is in newsreaders (also called feedreaders or aggregators). There are many different feed readers available, including FeedReader. NetVibes is a free service that integrates RSS, calendar, email, web storage and other services into one web-based application.
Where can I learn more about RSS?
There are a number of good resources about RSS on the web. For a good description of data feeds generally, see Feed 101by FeedBurner. For a more in-depth technical description of RSS and related technologies, see "Web feed" and "RSS (file format)"on Wikipedia.