Scripting News: Most RSS readers are wrong – Dave is mostly right here. RSS is not email, you don’t need to read every article that floats by. It is the same as a newspaper or magazine, scan and read. That is what I do with 95% of the feeds I read. Sometimes, I miss whole weeks worth because other things have my attention. But don’t sell the power and importance of RSS short. The other 5% of the feeds are critical to what I do. Those feeds present information about systems I run, status of projects I mange and participate in, feedback on the work I do and more. The 5% are more important than email. The ease with which RSS is implemented allow me ot use it monitor all sorts of things that are way beyond news.
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