Still confused about RSS?
Are you working for the web or does the web work for you? You can use a program like Bloglines or Google Reader to subscribe to web sites and be notified when new information is available, e.g. the TOC of the latest issue of a journal in the EJC.
Watch this video for a quick, easy and painless overview of what RSS is and how you can make the web work for you.
RSS in Plain English
Video created by Lee and Sachi LeFever of Common Craft and licensed under Creative Commons.