RSS is beginning to hit mainstream consciousness – you that when the Wall Street Journal writes about it! Jeremy Wagstaff writes:
what if all that automated stuff was somewhere else, delivered through a different mechanism you could tweak, search through easily, and which wasn’t laced with spam? Your inbox would just be what is e-mail, from your boss or Auntie Lola…Enter the RSS feed.
This also makes sense for those folk who may not subscribe to e-mail alerts, but who regularly visit any number of Web sites for news, weather, movies, village jamborees, books, garden furniture, or whatever. Instead of having to trawl through those Web sites each morning, or each week, or whenever you remember, you can add their RSS feeds to your list and monitor them all from one place.
RSS feeds aren’t just another way to deliver traditional information. RSS feeds have become popular in part because of blogs.
RSS’s strengths are simplicity and versatility: It can be added on to other programs — the browser, Outlook, or be delivered to your hand-phone, hand-held device, or even as audio on your MP3 player. It’s a lot more powerful than e-mail, and — we hope — will be guaranteed spam-free.
Was a little disappointed that there was no mention of BlogStreet (we have plenty of RSS-related stuff: RSS Directory, RSS Discovery and RSS Generator) or the Info Aggregator. Not to worry – our time will come.