Is RSS Jumping the Shark?

RSS is increasingly going mainstream. Any day we expect
to see WalMart start a steam with its latest markdowns and sales prices.
Today a
long, informative article
appeared on the Yahoo – Technology
site.  Some exerpts:

The technology behind them is called RSS and I rely on it daily to
consult The New York Times, the BBC, CNET News, Slashdot and a few dozen
other Web sites that employ RSS to make the very latest news stories
or bits of commentary available for the plucking.

Some of that upsurge
was election year fever as Democratic presidential candidates
led by
Dean (news
– web
daily turned
on the RSS spigot to "broadcast" to supporters.

But Web feeds are no Howard-come-lately. Info generators of all kinds
– big media,
government and non-profits alike – are embracing them.

Disney leverages the technology to deliver video clips for and
Apple’s iTunes generates a feed to alert subscribers to its latest sounds.

Anyone who builds a Web site can incorporate Web feeds. If it lives on the Web,
it can be brought to your desktop – or to your wireless device, for that matter.

Hundreds of thousands of Web feeds are available, spurred by the popularity
of Web logs, which account for their bulk. One site that has been sorting
feeds since 2001,, added 7,326 in January – its biggest
monthly jump- to its collection of more than 53,000 information streams.

Hell, our buddy Andrew has more than that in his great index Share
. But the gist of the article is correct. It IS a "killer

from Yahoo

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9 Responses to Is RSS Jumping the Shark?

  1. jasmin says:

    what helll is he doing doesnt he know thats a shark it could kill him !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. krisy says:

    wow shit

    you got verry lucky ๐Ÿ™‚

    i hope you never meet a shark again for your own safety

  3. jessika says:

    that is really really cool, i wish i had a picture posing with a shark

  4. savannah says:


  5. Bob says:

    You guys are idiots. That is a dolphin. Look at the dorsal fin and tail….

  6. cody says:

    no dolphin can be that long

  7. Jochen says:

    Bob are correct, it’s a dolphin.

    Cody: It’s a deception, because the water distort the real size of it ๐Ÿ˜‰


  8. that is really really cool, i wish i had a picture posing with a shark

  9. Miss Fati says:

    OOOOPS wuts a perfect poose . @Bob : it can not be a dolphine as the dolphine is must be shorter than Sharks !!

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