RSS may refer to any of the following:
1. Short for Really Simple Syndication, RSS is XML formatted text commonly used for distributing weblogs, news, or other content that is updated frequently. Version of RSS 0.91, 0.92, and RSS 2.x are known as Rich Site Summary. Version of RSS is RSS 0.9 and RSS 1.x are known as RDF Site Summary, which was first created by Ramanathan Guha at Netscape in March 1999.
While browsing your browser may show an RSS feed icon () or button (chiclet) in the browser address bar that allows you to subscribe to the websites RSS feed. RSS feeds have the latest web pages, forum pages, news articles, or any other content that has recently been added to the site and is a great way to follow your favorite site. Third-party sites such as Feedburner can be used to distribute RSS feeds and display a subscription icon (shown below), which subscribes to the latest new additions to Computer Hope.
To read all your RSS feeds, use one of the dozens of RSS readers and programs capable of displaying RSS feeds. All browsers today allow you to subscribe to RSS feeds through the browser or subscribe through an RSS reader.
2. Short for Relay Spam Stopper, RSS is a list of e-mail relays that have been used to send bulk unsolicited e-mail created by MAPS.