Monthly Archives: October 2006

RSS Reading Style

Dave Winer was right about river reading: Scoble likes river style now.

I’m still with bloglines.

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RSS Tool Requirements (1)

Stowe Boyd: “allows me to see what the most important people in my life are reading, and what they think of it”.

Great points! Wish to have more details.

Bookmarking

Great article about bookmarking: Bookmarking and social sharing trends

RSS reader is dead, long live RSS processing

More and more people view RSS as an API.  For example: Web API Design – Keep Some of it Simple, Stupid

And it makes sense! If we view web as a platform and RSS as a form of API, then we’ll see the bright future of RSS processing.

RSS Reader a dead market?

It’s hard to convince that one case reflects the trend! 

  

RSS Processing Tool Requirement Gathering: An Open Letter

Dear Steve, Richard, Robert, Chris, and Keso,

As we know, we still don’t have a processing tool for RSS, similar to Netscape Browser for HTML.  I believe one of the reasons is tool developers don’t not have very clear idea about what people really want.  To my impression, you have stated some of your desired features in your blogs. For example, Chris has following post: Standing out in a commodity crowd  

This post serves as an invitation to gather requirements for RSS processing tools.  It’s time for us to think it again! 

Thanks!

RSS status

See Has the RSS happened yet?

It’s very hard for people to agree on something.  RSS happens to be one of these things.  More and more tools and services will come out to leverage this universally agreed format.  And people will use it more and more.  At this point, people are only use RSS at the high level. But later, they will digg into one level lower: to figure out RSS structure. Anyway, it’s not difficult to understand the concept of channel and item.  It’s so natural to people watching TV.