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  2. Well I guess Feedster didn’t set the world on fire then. What at the start, you were calling it the next new new new Google? ;) Hahhaha.

    You know, someone should document your track-record, put a percentage on your predictions, I’d say in 33% range. You do better with a coin flip.

  3. Well I guess Feedster didn’t set the world on fire then. What at the start, you were calling it the next new new new Google? ;) Hahhaha.

    You know, someone should document your track-record, put a percentage on your predictions, I’d say in 33% range. You do better with a coin flip.

  4. I ‘ll say it again. RSS is not and will not grow to become in everyone’s lives. blogs are just journals, you can put a fancy name on it but they are just journals and RSS isnt that great. RSS is only for tech. people. grandma won’t be using it anytime soon. It’s no Ipod..

  5. I ‘ll say it again. RSS is not and will not grow to become in everyone’s lives. blogs are just journals, you can put a fancy name on it but they are just journals and RSS isnt that great. RSS is only for tech. people. grandma won’t be using it anytime soon. It’s no Ipod..

  6. I’m glad I read your post. I just tried to email feedster support regarding a bizarro problem I’m having with a claimed feed and I got a failure notice that said something about scott@feedster.com being locked. I tried again to their feedster comments address with the same result. Anyway, the failure notices seemed strange, but at least I now know the reason.

  7. I’m glad I read your post. I just tried to email feedster support regarding a bizarro problem I’m having with a claimed feed and I got a failure notice that said something about scott@feedster.com being locked. I tried again to their feedster comments address with the same result. Anyway, the failure notices seemed strange, but at least I now know the reason.

  8. Joe,

    MS using a standardized RSS icon is just plain smart. Think about it. All the people who use FF can now, with IE7, say ” Oh, I know what that is.” and vice-versa. Standardization is key for heavy adoption of any technology. Using your argument, how would you like it if all 50 states used different stop signs or traffic signals? You wouldn’t, and neither would anyone else.

    Rob

  9. Joe,

    MS using a standardized RSS icon is just plain smart. Think about it. All the people who use FF can now, with IE7, say ” Oh, I know what that is.” and vice-versa. Standardization is key for heavy adoption of any technology. Using your argument, how would you like it if all 50 states used different stop signs or traffic signals? You wouldn’t, and neither would anyone else.

    Rob

  10. If RSS is so important, it makes me wonder why it took Microsoft so long to jump on the bandwagon.

    You also figure if RSS is very important, that Microsoft wouldn’t be using the RSS icon from Firefox; but rather would have at least taken the time to make a new icon for themselfs.

  11. If RSS is so important, it makes me wonder why it took Microsoft so long to jump on the bandwagon.

    You also figure if RSS is very important, that Microsoft wouldn’t be using the RSS icon from Firefox; but rather would have at least taken the time to make a new icon for themselfs.

  12. Hey Robert,

    Damn but you made my night. Thank you. Obviously I’m talking to all the normal players.

    My contact info is on http://fuzzyblog.com/contact/ if you need to hand it off to anyone internally.

    Rob — you are so incredibly right. There are worlds of opportunity still in RSS. The concept of a regularly updated, presentation neutral stream of **extensible** easily parsable data is huge. Feedster was one application of it. I can come up with like 20 more easily. That said, recent* innovations such as Ajax, make lots of old opportunities new again.

    And, in addition to talking to all the usual players, you can sign up to be notified for what I’m grinding out while I’m unemployed at http://www.ookles.com/ (obligatorily cool ajax powered, ruby on rails stealth home page; its fun to be trendy again).

    *Ok its not really recent.

    Thanks man.
    Scott

  13. Hey Robert,

    Damn but you made my night. Thank you. Obviously I’m talking to all the normal players.

    My contact info is on http://fuzzyblog.com/contact/ if you need to hand it off to anyone internally.

    Rob — you are so incredibly right. There are worlds of opportunity still in RSS. The concept of a regularly updated, presentation neutral stream of **extensible** easily parsable data is huge. Feedster was one application of it. I can come up with like 20 more easily. That said, recent* innovations such as Ajax, make lots of old opportunities new again.

    And, in addition to talking to all the usual players, you can sign up to be notified for what I’m grinding out while I’m unemployed at http://www.ookles.com/ (obligatorily cool ajax powered, ruby on rails stealth home page; its fun to be trendy again).

    *Ok its not really recent.

    Thanks man.
    Scott

  14. People who discount RSS are the same people who truly don’t understand what it is (besides subscribing to feeds). There is so much more one can do with the technology besides just feeds.
    There is no limit to the way RSS could be used. Job searching, email, you name it. We have not exploited all RSS has to offer. Not by a long shot.

    Rob

  15. People who discount RSS are the same people who truly don’t understand what it is (besides subscribing to feeds). There is so much more one can do with the technology besides just feeds.
    There is no limit to the way RSS could be used. Job searching, email, you name it. We have not exploited all RSS has to offer. Not by a long shot.

    Rob

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