There much argument and misinformation about what RSS actually stands for. 'Really Simple Syndication' is one of the better explanations.
It could be said that the newsfeeds are no more than webpages designed to be read by computers rather than people,designed to alert users to changes in a website's content.
Extremely useful and low bandwidth, the feeds need to be "read"
by a news reader, a piece of software that checks the feeds alerts the user to fresh articles.
Newer web browsers including Internet Explorer 7, Firefox 2, and Opera 9, automatically check for feeds for you when you visit a website, and display an icon when they find one. You can then choose whether to
subscribe to a particular feed.
At the moment, the Stack website has just the one newsfeed but we hope to expand the service further to cover each product area.