About RSS as a format

There’s a new set of discussions around the evolution of RSS.

Just a quick comment from the consumer side: Are you guys aware of what you’re doing at all? There may be a reason to have a well-designed syndication format, but please tell me why I need to care? So far, what you have done has resulted in this: where we had the orange XML button in the beginnning, we now have three to five different URLs that basically link to the same kind of data. Most people reading blogs neither know of or care about the difference between them – they just want a feed to include into whatever reader application.

Can we get back to *one* link, please? You do what you want below that, OK?

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  4. Exactly ! I added you to the growing list of blogs who finally “get” it. See the list. Incidentally you don’t even need to say RSS after the orange button, just the word FEED, and soon that won’t be necessary. Remember when you discovered the Internte and started seeing strings with @ in them? After you “got it” did you need people to tell you that they were email addresses ? It is time the blogosphere grew up and stopped being so gooky about feeds.

  5. Exactly ! I added you to the growing list of blogs who finally “get” it. See http://fastblogit.com/permalink/?item=2620 Incidentally you don’t even need to say RSS after the orange button, just the word FEED, and soon that won’t be necessary. Remember when you discovered the Internte and started seeing strings with @ in them? After you “got it” did you need people to tell you that they were email addresses ? It is time the blogosphere grew up and stopped being so gooky about feeds.

  6. Exactly ! I added you to the growing list of blogs who finally "get" it. See the list. Incidentally you don't even need to say RSS after the orange button, just the word FEED, and soon that won't be necessary. Remember when you discovered the Internte and started seeing strings with @ in them? After you "got it" did you need people to tell you that they were email addresses ? It is time the blogosphere grew up and stopped being so gooky about feeds.

  7. Exactly ! I added you to the growing list of blogs who finally "get" it. See http://fastblogit.com/permalink/?item=2620 Incidentally you don't even need to say RSS after the orange button, just the word FEED, and soon that won't be necessary. Remember when you discovered the Internte and started seeing strings with @ in them? After you "got it" did you need people to tell you that they were email addresses ? It is time the blogosphere grew up and stopped being so gooky about feeds.

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