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Spam IS Possible in RSS
09/28/2005

This article on MediaPost claims that RSS can't be spammed. Which is simply not true, it is easy for consumers not to subscribe to spam feeds but I've certainly seen plenty of RSS feeds that are nothing more than keyword stuffed spam. -  

"Think about RSS like the new, not-polluted e-mail," said panelist Josh Stylman, a managing partner with Reprise Media. Panelist Chris Redlitz, Feedster's vice president for sales and marketing, agreed. "It has a direct connection; it's 100 percent opt-in; it can't be spammed; and it's very contextual. It has some of the promise that e-mail had, but couldn't deliver."

Syndicate Conference - December
09/27/2005

Syndicate, an event for content syndication trends. The Syndicate conference is a B2B conference providing clarity, education, deal-making and strategic business opportunities for media, publishing, corporate marketing, product/brand management, advertising, public relations and associated industries...

Syndicate, the premier event for content syndication trends
San Francisco Hilton
December 12 - 14, 2005
http://www.syndicateconference.com/

Submit Your Feed to the Yahoo! RSS Browse-by-Topic Directory
09/26/2005

To recommend your feed for inclusion in the browseable Yahoo! RSS Directory, please complete the required fields below and select the category/subcategory combination that you feel is the most appropriate place to list your feed.

RSS Spoof
09/26/2005

Very funny RSS Spoof from Inane Thoughts and Ramblings

To the tune of "I Will Survive"

At first I was afraid I was petrified
I opened my email box and saw 100 alerts inside;
But then I spent so many nights
Reading all night long
And I grew strong
And so I'm back, in Jland space
I just walked in to find your entry about some nut case
I should have turned off my alerts
Even though I liked your journal OK
If I'd've known for just one second that you write 10 entries a day!
Go on now, go write 4 more
I don’t care now
('cause) I’m not reading daily anymore
Weren't you the one who tried to bury me with email
Did I crumble
Did you think I'd lay down and flail?
Oh no, not.I. I will survive
Oh as long as I know how to RSS I know I'll stay alive;
I've got all my life to read,
Even if you’ve got "comment greed",
I will survive. Hey hey.
It took all the strength I had not to lose my head
Kept trying' hard to read the entries about your brother Fred,
And I spent oh so many nights
Just trying to get caught up. I used to cry
But now I hold my head up high
And you see me somebody free
I'm not glued to my PC like I used to be,
And so you feel like droppin' in
And just expect me to hear your say
Now I'm savin' all my reading' for sometime on Saturday
Go on now.. etc.

White House has RSS Feeds
09/20/2005

The White House RSS feed for President George W. Bush delivers headlines and links to White House news releases on www.whitehouse.gov/news, including events, speeches, statements, and press briefings from administration officials. In addition to the RSS feed, audio files of the President's Weekly Radio Address and selected remarks are available via Podcast.

Presidential Feeds

FeedFetcher - Google's Answer to Retrieving RSS Feeds
09/16/2005

Feedfetcher is how Google grabs RSS or Atom feeds when users choose to add them to their Google homepage. Feedfetcher collects and periodically refreshes these user-initiated feeds, but does not index them in Google's search services.

NewsGator Development Competition
09/16/2005

NewsGator Technologies, Inc.has announced that the company is hosting a competition, open to developers around the world, to see who can develop the most cutting edge application using the NewsGator Online API that was recently made available to the public

More on Competition

Microsoft gives RSS a big bear hug
09/16/2005

According to ZDNet :

Microsoft is using RSS 2.0 as a major conduit of myriad content — including business-to-business applications interactions — inside, across, and for wide area import/export of feeds throughout its software systems. Remember the digital nervous system? Well, RSS just became a new variety of spine.

Human Edited RSS Directory
09/14/2005

Similar to DMoz, FeedPark has launched what they refer to as a human-edited RSS directory.

RSS Security
09/15/2005

Greg from Newsgator wrote a terrific piece about RSS secuirty the other day. The article deals with the three primary principles as they relate to security: authentication, authorization, and encryption.

Read more on RSS Security

Make RSS Buttons
09/14/2005

Create custom RSS buttons and icons with the free service from FeedForAll. Simply select the colors and text, within seconds a custom graphic will be created. Save the button to your local drive and you are all set!

Blog Search on Google
09/14/2005

Google has just introduced its long awaited blog search service, becoming the first major search engine to offer full-blown blog and feed search capabilities.

Google's blog search indexes all of the content it finds in anyone RSS feed, but it does not attempt to access and index the rest of the full content of those feeds as found on the web.

There is no way to submit your RSS feeds to Google outside than pinging the major blog announcement services which the Google Blog Search continuously.

Google's Blog Search

Wealth of RSS Information
09/13/2005

Have you seen the latest posts or articles on MarketingStudies? This site is a wealth of information about RSS. The focus is business and marketing uses of RSS and it really is a great resource for beginners and experts.

Use rss2html to display RSS Feeds on A Website
09/12/2005

rss2html is a PHP script that can be used to display the contents of an RSS feed in a web page. The contents of the feed is spidered because the search engines see the actual feed contents. Best of all it is free! Check out rss2html.php

Create iTunes
09/08/2005

FeedForAll has just released a beta version that includes support for name spaces extensions (including Apple iTunes and any other RSS v2.0 name space). Try out the beta by downloading it from the beta section of the FeedForAll website.

FeedForAll Beta

RSS Ego Searches
09/07/2005

Ego searches are free and simple searches designed to monitor blogs and news portals for mentions of your company, product, competitors or other specific keywords. Conducting ego searches not only allows you to stay informed, but also allows you to maintain a strategic advantage over competing companies.

RSS Ego Searches

Podcasting Directory Comparison
09/06/2005

Check out the top Podcasting Directories in this comparison chart.

The chart shows the websites Alexa Ranking, Google Page Rank, whether the feeds are separated into categories and if the site allows keyword searches. The top sites were:
1. Podcast.net
2. Podcasting Station

RSS Feed Generation Review
09/02/2005

Bitwise Magazine conducted a fabulous reviews of some of the popular RSS feed generation programs.

There are many feed generation programs available in addition to those listed above. If you are familiar with XML and are prepared to put a little effort into studying the RSS or Atom specifications, you could even create a feed using a text or programming editor or a web design tool such as Dreamweaver.

Speaking personally, however, I prefer to have a program that takes the hard work out of feed creation. So far, I’ve found two that really fill the bill:

Complete RSS Feed Generation Review

Forbes - The Rise Of RSS
09/02/2005

Take a look at the online sites of any major media company. You will see hundreds of these icons offering RSS, or Really Simple Syndication, which is a way to get information sent to you, such as articles, classified ads (say from Craigslist.com), hotel schedules or even audio files (or podcasts).

In fact, Microsoft (nasdaq: MSFT - news - people ) recently announced that it will implement RSS support in its next version of Internet Explorer and in Longhorn, the upcoming Windows operating system. They want to make it easier for people to subscribe to RSS feeds and also, of course, make it really simple for people to engage in e-commerce.

In other words, RSS has become mainstream.

New RSS Directory Comparison
09/01/2005

Check out the top RSS Feed Directories in this comparison chart.

The chart shows the websites Alexa Ranking, Google Page Rank, whether the feeds are separated into categories and if the site allows keyword searches. The top sites were:

1. 2RSS
2. RSS Network
3. Every Feed
4. RSS Locator

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