Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is an Internet service that employs a family of standard web feed formats to publish frequently updated information such as blog entries, news headlines, and video. An RSS document is called a feed or web feed, or a channel; it includes summarized text and metadata (e.g., publishing date, author’s name). RSS feeds enable web content publishers to syndicate data automatically.

Developed during the early days of the World Wide Web, when connection speeds where significantly lower, RSS was an effective method to alert users who want to receive timely updates from favorite websites or to aggregate data from many sites. RSS has been widely used in media websites, but in recent years, many media websites around the world have abandoned the service ...

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