RSS stands for “Rich Site Summary”, and it’s a standardised format that allows a reader to get updates about a website in the RSS app of their choice. It’s been around for a while but unfortunately isn’t used all that often any more. The Vice article “The Rise and Demise of RSS” outlines the history pretty well.
But it’s not dead! It’s still a useful tool for keeping up to date with the online content that is important to you. And unlike social media, it keeps the user in control of their content and the overall noise level.
For those that are interested, this is the main RSS feed for this website:
And here are some feeds for specific topics:
There aren’t as many RSS apps as there used to be, but there are still a few out there including Feedly. If you don’t have one already, search online to find one that suits you best.