Definitions for "RSS Feeds"
An acronym for Rich Site Summary or Rich Site Syndication. RSS feeds uses an XML document to publish news headlines. This document is submitted to sites which may choose to display the information in their site or program which uses an aggregator to parse the information.
An RSS feed is a format for delivering summaries of regularly changing web content. RSS is read by RSS newsreader programs. You will need an RSS reader to subscribe to feeds within Confluence. Confluence acts as an RSS reader for feeds from sites outside of Confluence.
RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication, although no one we know really views it as all that simple to understand or explain. We'll describe it this way: RSS feeds are like mini news briefs distributed over the Internet. You have to have software to distribute them ( Marqui provides this, among other things) and software to read them, which a surprising number of people have. Many call RSS the next big "thing" for marketing. If you want to check it out for yourself, you can get a free "RSS reader" from Attensa Software.