RSS & Podcasting Connections
RSS has several meanings: Really Simple Syndication, Rich Site Summary, and RDF Site Summary, where RDF stands for Resource Data Framework. It is a method of summarizing the latest news and information from a website, that can be easily read by many news readers or news aggregators, without having to browse to the website yourself. RSS feeds come in multiple formats, from text only, such as news headlines or articles to downloadable audio and/or video files, known as podcasts. Once your RSS reader has gathered these files, they may be played on your computer or transferred to a portable device such as an MP3 player.
U.S. Government RSS Library