- Mike Padula is a Cornell student who analyzed blogging at Microsoft as part of his course work: Proposal, Introduction, Blog What? Part 1, Blog What? Part 2, Blog What? That’s What, Typical Features of a Blog and Their Use, Interesting Developments, Expanding on Interesting Developments, Where Has This Gone?, Comments About This Process, References and Edit: More Information. Dare, one of Mike’s subject examples, offers some addition background. Joshua Allen, one of Dare’s references, continues recounting this particular history.
- Lenn Pryor tries to boil down the essence of blogs in search of their uniqueness.
- To have full content in a feed or not to have it, that is the question (and clarification). I much prefer feeds with full content. For one thing they enable offline reviews and thinking.
- Alex Barnett moves away from pitting RSS against email toward including RSS in the marketing mix (i.e. additive). Ed Brill weighs in on the Email vs. RSS conversation, too.
- Red Herring comments on Bill Gates’ blog comments in a speech to CEOs. Dare considered submitting a Think Week paper for Bill Gates on his thoughts about the current and future trends in social software, blogging and syndication. Apparently someone else did so.
- Joshua Allen says down with orangle XML icons. Essentially: For RSS to be truly mainstream, subscribing to a web page needs to be a simple as printing.
- Think of RSS readers as tools to enable speed reading of the ‘net.
- Dare speaks out concerning: blog disclaimers, common misconceptions about RSS, RDF as a more extensible XML, competing with commercial aggregators and news aggregators as denial of service clients.
- Scoble: RSS advertising? Business opportunity?
- With software like NewsAloud, RSS feeds are becoming more accessible (e.g. to visually impaired persons). Think about the opportunities to convey your important messages.