The project

RSS Illustrations BoulesWhat?

RSS Circus is a non-profit project aimed at promoting the use of all content syndication formats (RSS, Atom, JSON Feed, etc.) for both monitoring (information monitoring), only for the publication of contents.

“Technorealists”, we are here to detail the advantages and disadvantages of these formats and the tools that exploit them.

Why ?

Far from being obsolete “technologies”, we are convinced that syndication formats (RSS, Atom, JSON Feed, etc.) are essential tools for those who wish to monitor and / or publish information.

Free formats, not attached to any platform, they are complementary to services used to monitor or publish information: Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Instagram, etc. Platforms that we use and of which we know the values… and the limits.

By who ?

Initiated by Serge Courrier (consultant, trainer, ex-journalist), this project aims to open gradually to a community of contributors sharing the same passion and the same values ​​of neutrality, precision and popularization.

For who ?

RSS Circus is historically turned towards users, whether beginners or confirmed. We still aim to gradually launch sections for developers.


RSS Circus began as a curation project and will continue this process, but also aims to become as soon as possible:

  • a news site dealing with tools, methods and organization issues related to the use of syndication formats;
  • a base of knowledge, good practices and evangelism on topics related to content syndication;
  • a place of discussion between users, between developers.


RSS Circus was born on March 7, 2012 in the form of a curation project, now transferred to this site, and hosted on the platform until April 2, 2018 (see the 2823 articles relayed on RSS Circus, which we will try to import here).

RSS Circus also landed on Twitter (@RSSCircus) on July 2, 2013, shortly after the announcement of the end of Google Reader. was launched on May 2, 2018.