What is an RSS feed? A RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feed is a technique to syndicate web sites. News web sites and blogs (on-line diaries) often use RSS so that people can receive regular updates with out having to visit. In short with RSS a web site comes to you, you don't have to go to it. To read an RSS feed you need an RSS reader, as can be found at http://www.bloglines.com/ or you need a web site like Americans in France that is has a built in RSS reader.