Tuesday, February 08, 2005

The RSS explosion

Kevin Laws at VentureBlog posts an excellent article on the future of RSS. A great overview.

Kevin also talks a bit about personalized news and feed readers:
    Now that a wider variety of web sites are available in machine readable format, it should be possible to tell your computer things like "tell me when an article about gnosticism appears".

    RSS is more evolution than revolution ... [It] has finally pushed machine-to-machine content communication over the tipping point. That certainly allows some interesting and very large opportunities, particularly in search and collaborative filtering.
What makes RSS interesting is that machines can easily read and process news feeds. This is where the future of RSS lies.

Current feed readers merely reformat RSS feeds for display. Future feed readers will rip apart the content, analyze the data, and help you find the information you need.

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