[REBOL] Why RSS
From: premshree::pillai::gmail::com at: 26-Jan-2005 15:42
Carl hasn't yet provided RSS feeds for his blog. I thought maybe I
should post this here so that anybody else can add something more to
convince Carl to add RSS support. :)
So here's the deal: there are loads of blogs that one keeps track of.
Now, nobody goes to every weblog's homepage to view the recent posts
and stuff -- that's impossible. What most people use is something
called a "RSS aggregator", which basically is an application using
which you can subscribe to various feeds -- using _one_ interface.
Bloglines (http://www.bloglines.com/) is a good example of a web-based
Now the reason you should care about RSS (or other feed formats) is
simply because you're losing readership if you don't! It is a
well-known fact that a good amount (in many cases more than 50%)
readership comes through aggregators.
Until REBOL replaces XML -- for which you need to position REBOL as a
potential candidate first (and I agree;
http://www.livejournal.com/users/premshree/49049.html) -- we have to
use XML. :)