Made you look!
For the uninitiated, RSS – Really Simple Syndication “is an XML-based format for sharing and distributing Web content, such as news headlines.”
Its history goes way back to news readers and automated content feeds that provided technical articles to scientists and engineers who were linked by Arpanet and other pre-Internet information systems.
RSS is a push rather than a pull technology and therein lies the problem in my view. Because push technologies can quickly overload a device, many of us prefer to pull content from sources on an as needed basis.
My opinion is that this is one to watch as the big guys – Google, Facebook, Twitter decide where RSS fits into their strategic plans.
Another factor will be the importance of delivering or fetching print information that by nature usese a limited amount of bandwidth as opposed to video and other streaming types of content.