The Writer from Back in Skinny Jeans Perfectly described the “What is RSS” in a simplest way.
The technical acronym for RSS is Really Simple Syndication, an XML format that was created to syndicate news, and be a means to share content on the web. Now, to geeks and techies that means something special, but to everyday folks like you and me, what comes to mind is, Uh, I don’t get it?
So, to make RSS much easier to understand, in Oprah speak, RSS stands for: I’m Ready for Some Stories. It is a way online for you to get a quick list of the latest story headlines from all your favorite websites and blogs all in one place. How cool is that? (Click on image for larger view)
Suppose you have 50 sites and blogs that you like to visit regularly. Going to visit each website and blog everyday could take you hours. With RSS, you can subscribe to a website or blog, and get fed all the new headlines from all of these 50 sites and blogs in one list, and see what’s going on in minutes instead of hours. What a time saver!
That one place where your RSS list is created is called an RSS Reader, and it gathers all the headlines from all the websites and blogs you have subscribed to. In a moment, I will describe how to get an RSS Reader.
Read the Complete Explanation: Back in skinny jeans: How to explain RSS the Oprah way