I was looking for an icon called RSS for using it as Media icon. That's a different thing and that's not point of this question.
The thing is, now I'm wondering what the following icon (1st image) is actually about. When I search on for RSS icon on TheNounProject, I found this icon.
But I see similar icons for keywords like news, feed, press also.
So I became curious (and careful too so I might not end up for using something that doesn't represent what I would need for my projects) and I thought it might be possible it has many meanings and can be used for more than one thing.
And so to know more, I read about RSS on Wikipedia (couldn't understand much) it gave me hint that it is some kind of file that contains news but understood by computer only. That made me clear that yes, it is icon for RSS at least. But that also made me doubtful that if this icon is just like other icons on web/mobile apps or general audience who don't work in IT or design field wouldn't understand it.
Later, I continued research and found out that same icon also shows up when you search for news/feed/press.
Query 1: So I'm wondering if it has multiple meanings?
Query 2: Is it used for general audience (just like battery, camera, network signals, Wi-Fi, alarm, notification, search, home, etc. icons which non designers/non tech guys can also understand)? If yes, what does it symbolize or for what purpose?
Query 3: Is it used for tech/developers purpose (only)? If yes, what does it symbolize or for what purpose?