RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a technology to disseminate and subscribe to information promptly.
Should you wish to receive new contents from a website automatically you simply subscribe to the desired RSS feed.
There are different methods for reading these feeds:
If you visit certain pages in the internet regularly to stay up-to-date on news and other contents you can save a lot of time by using RSS. You can read the news item clearly laid out in your feed reader and are able to open the respective web site directly from within the application instead of having to access each page separately.
Usually RSS feeds are marked with a small symbol or can be recognised by a text like “XML”, “RSS” or “Newsfeed”. Some browsers recognise feeds on a page automatically and show them in the address bar (e.g. Firefox or Opera) or in the symbol bar (e.g. Internet Explorer).