Thursday, April 06, 2006

"Feed Me, Seymour," or the confusion of RSS

Why does everyone think syndication (RSS by any other name??) is so simple to understand and install? The confusion begins with the choices. How many companies are offering RSS, and what are their differences? After you choose one, how do you remember how or where you installed it -- just in case you change your mind.
RSS looks like hypertext but it seems to have a really important function -- you can get the latest "feed" to the latest news from wherevever you choose, say, Moldova, if you connect to an information source that links to that information.
Next time, the cosmotechnicomical names of your sources.

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