on Just Publishing Advice:
RSS is nearly as old as email but do you know what it can do for you?
Really Simple Syndication (RSS) has been around for a very long time. It is also sometimes called rich site summary.
In the early days of the Internet, it was an easy way to gather the latest news in your web browser.
The familiar orange RSS icon was on almost every website, and by clicking and adding the feed, you could read the latest updates in your browser.
In browsers such as Internet Explorer and Firefox, the RSS icon appeared automatically in the address bar to indicate that a site had a feed. With one click you could add it to a feed reader.
The most popular RSS reader at the time was Google Reader. I remember using it every day for years to collect new blog posts and news.
But when mobile devices arrived, that marked the beginning of the end of web-based feed readers.
From around 2010, all browsers including Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer and Firefox started dropping RSS support.