Depending on who you ask, it stands for Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary. Using an aggregator, you can add the RSS feeds of the sites you want to your profile and it will give you a listing of all of the sites you have chosen and a list of how many new stories are available since you last checked. Most (not all) sites that support RSS have either an orange XML icon or a RSS link at the bottom. Most of the sites that I read have an RSS feed (The Register, Wired, Slashdot, ZDNet, CNet, etc.
). Rather than installing a program on my local computer, though, I use the free service from BlogLines: http://bloglines.com.
I currently have 73 subscriptions.
Here are some listings of just some of the sites providing RSS feeds: http://bloglines.com/topblogs http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/directory/5/feeds
RSS really makes keeping tabs on a lot of sites much easier! ps. I am interested in bytes not bites, so no, I am not begging for food...