Posts filed under 'Trends in RSS'

Major update to Democracy Player – version 0.9 released

Democracy Player is the leading video RSS player, with powerful features and a beautiful interface. It’s free and open-source, supports bittorrent feeds, and has a built-in Channel Guide with more that 600 free RSS video feeds (you can also add any feed manually). This new version adds playlists and folders and is translated into 30 languages.

Add comment September 13th, 2006

Dave Winer’s idea to share OPML

Dave Winer, one of the most popular bloggers, has recently launched a site designed for the sharing of OPML. From Dave’s FAQ: OPML is “an XML-based format that allows exchange of outline-structured information between applications running on different operating systems and environments”. In short, it allows you to share information about which feeds you subscribe to, and how they should be organized. Check out Dave’s “Share your OPML” site now!

Add comment May 10th, 2006

Microsoft sees RSS coming into mainstream

Steve Balmer, CEO of Microsoft, recently touted the upcoming RSS Feed capabilities of Internet Explorer 7 and their upcoming Vista operating system.

“I think for a lot of you RSS feeds will increasingly be an important way for how you essentially allow your users to sign up to receive your messages,” Ballmer said.

The remarks were made at the recent Microsoft Strategic Account Summit.

Add comment May 9th, 2006

RSS Click Through Rates compare favorably with email

Pheedo reports that RSS feed click-through rates range from 7 to 11%. DoubleClick says the average e-mail CTR is only 8.3%. RSS is right with email, as far as Click-Through-Rates are concerned. Visitors using RSS are likely a more tech saavy group than the average internet user, but that will surely change as the mainstream embraces RSS over the next two years.

Add comment May 7th, 2006

RSS Marketing Study is underway!

An RSS marketing study is currently underway at marketingstudies.net. The study will examine results, benchmarks, and best practices for using RSS in marketing campaigns. By participating in the study, you may see the results. RSS is becoming a vital part of every major site’s marketing plan – don’t be left behind!

Add comment May 4th, 2006

5 Reasons why RSS will thrive in 2006

RSS is a technology whose time has come. Five trends driving the demand for RSS include:

1. Spam controls

As users have demanded better spam controls, ezines have lost favor. Many ezines are now scooped up by aggressive antispam measures before hitting users’ inboxes. RSS is already moving in to take the place of ezines. RSS is better suited to keeping site visitors aware of updates anyway: Site articles are best added one at a time.

2. Blogging

The blogging phenomenon of the last few years introduced a great many people to RSS. RSS is the perfect technology for helping keep track of numerous websites. Internet users of all skill levels do not have time to check their favorite sites for the latest posts.

3. Upcoming Software Releases
Recent releases of Firefox and Thunderbird have integrated RSS into many internet users’ everyday experience, but the upcoming releases of Internet Explorer v7 and Firefox v2 will bring RSS even closer to the average internet user.

4. Huge investments by Google, MSN, and Yahoo:

MSN Search, MSN Spaces, Yahoo 360, My Yahoo, Del.icio.us, Flickr, Blogger, and Google Desktop have all embraced RSS.

5. Laziness

As Robin Dindayal notes in his excellent blog, people want to find the easiest way to do things. We tend to seek out and use more efficient ways of performing tasks. RSS will simply catch on because it is one of those technologies that enables folks to have more free time!

Add comment March 25th, 2006

mySiteFeed.com – Online tools to create RSS Feeds, or generate rss feeds from static websites

mySiteFeed.com – Online tools to create RSS Feeds, or generate rss feeds from static websites

Use our online tools to create and share feeds from your website. Choose our free / advertising supported service, or upgrade to the Professional service for only $8.95 a month!

Add comment March 10th, 2006


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