What’s RSS to You?

I’ve been playing with RSS feeds for a few years but nearly always find myself struggling for a strategy to stay in control of them. Most of the time I hardly make a dent in the unread posts, so my favorite reader for them is one that can let me mark lots of posts as …

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Interview With The Guy Behind The Klips

In today’s Asian Wall Street Journal and in WSJ.com (subscription only, I’m afraid) I talk about widgets — sometimes called dashboards — as an alternative, or addition, to RSS. Here is the transcript of an email/IM interview I did with Allan Wille, president and CEO of Serence, the company behind Klips: The new Folio looks …

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RSS, The NYT, And The Future

Continuing the theme of RSS, here’s a couple of tidbits: NYTimes.com has expanded its Really Simple Syndication offerings to 27 categories including new feeds such as Most E-mailed Articles, Multimedia and Week in Review. Mediathink, a ‘full service marketing firm’, has released a White Paper on entitled “RSS – The Next Big Thing Online.” The …

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A New Kind Of Klip

An alternative to RSS? Or an advance? Or can the two sit together? Canada’s Serence will today announce a new version of KlipFolio, which describes itself as a a ‘uniquely powerful and globally-adopted information awareness and notification platform’ but could probably be better termed a variation of RSS that uses a proprietary software and a …

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RSS Moves Closer To The Mainstream

More evidence, if it were needed, that RSS is moving mainstream. eWeek reports that InfoSpace – who also own the dogpile, WebCrawler and metacrawler search sites — will add RSS feeds to the next release of its search toolbar. A setup feature called “Search Page” will scan an open Web page for RSS or Atom …

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A Way Forward For RSS Content

RSS is one of those technologies that’s hard to explain to casual users of the Internet. When you tell them they can have their news and site updates in the form of a feed, direct to their desktop, they usually ask a) can’t I do that already? I thought I could do that already. b) …

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News: Newsfeeds With Bite

 For those of you who haven’t tried RSS feed, I’d suggest it’s a great way to subscribe to newletters without too much hassle. But where is RSS going to go? PaidContent.org, the award-winning independent news blog, has launched its RSS version, reports Poynter.org. The feed will include ads, prompting the question: when will we see spam …

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Software: Psst, Want Another RSS Feed?

 Here’s another way to get your daily dose of blogs, news and RSS feeds (blogs that dripfeed their way through to your desktop without you having to do anything). NewsMonster is “a news, weblog, and RSS aggregator that runs directly in your web browser.”     “NewsMonster offers a superior web experience and outstanding integration …

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