RSS stands for "Really Simple Syndication". It is a way to easily distribute a list of headlines, update notices, and sometimes content to a wide number of people. It is used by computer programs that organize those headlines and notices for easy reading.
Checking websites can be time-consuming and tedious
Many people are interested in different websites whose content – such as news and events – changes on an unpredictable schedule. Repeatedly checking each website to see if there is any new content can be very time-consuming.
How to sign up for RSS feeds
You will find many opportunities to sign up for RSS feeds throughout this site, in the right-hand column.