What is RSS?

I got an email from someone in relation to FeedBlendr, asking me what RSS really is, and what you’re supposed to do with it. He liked my reply so much that I thought I’d share it here for anyone else who’s having a bit of a tough time understanding all these acronyms (although admittedly I did use another one in my definition, but what the hey?);

“So basically RSS is a way for websites to make their content (normally time-based stuff like blog posts or news) available to people in a machine-readable format (a dialect of XML)”

Hope that helps someone (else) out there!