February 25, 2004

RSS Addiction

Steve Gillmor, Jon Udell, and Robin Good separately (but interconnectedly) discuss the problems of RSS addition (the data feeds provided by many weblogs to allow quick skimming and authoring).
OK, here's the deal. My name is Steve Gillmor. I am an RSS addict. I have 4,624 unread items in NetNewsWire. Why so many? Because I have 400 separate feeds and some of them (the New York Times, Yahoo, Scobleizer) emit hundreds of items a day. Why so many unread? Because what I don't read won't get deleted. Why is that important?
Aside from levity, they raise some important issues about the design of RSS browser software as well as the practices of information work.

[via Dan Gillmor's eJournal] Posted by johndan at February 25, 2004 04:20 PM | TrackBack