Web syndicationWeb syndication
is making a section
of a website
available for other sites to use. This could be simply by licensing
so other people
can use it, but more commonly these days web syndication
refers to making feeds available from a site so other people can display an updating list of content from it (for example one's latest forum postings, etc.). This originated with news
site but is increasingly used to syndicate any information
. For example, Dan Savage's Savage Love
advice column is regularly syndicated.
Livejournal offers an option to automatically syndicate external websites such as Neil Gaiman's blog.
See also: Really Simple Syndication (RSS 0.9x/2.x), RDF Site Summary (RSS 1.x), Atom/Echo