RSS or Really Simple Syndication: Why it's important
The number of sites and people producing content has grown over the years to an unmanageable size. Fortunately, you can now separate the signal from the noise with subscriptions to sites you enjoy and with newsreaders that can filter only the important news you need.
RSS-aware programs called news aggregators are popular in the weblogging community. Many weblogs make content available in RSS. A news aggregator can help you keep up with all your favorite weblogs by checking their RSS feeds and displaying new items from each of them."
How we use RSS:
The XML/RSS news feeds available on the DeSales University Website are updated everytime a news story is released. The feed provides the most recent news articles that have been published.