Amy Gahran, publisher of CONTENTIOUS (all caps) thinks RSS is confusing because of the acronym. So she is running a “contest” aimed to “rename” RSS (this dog thinks the cat, er, meme, is out of the bag).
So here is the update on the “front-runners”, and judge for yourself how much the label affects the intuitivity of using RSS:
10. Really Simple Sharing
So catch the latest news on Amy’s Grapevine! Works great, eh? Soon she will change her e-mail tagline to read:
GET ANNOUNCEMENTS BY GRAPEVINE! If you prefer to read about new CONTENTIOUS postings in your Grapevine reader, rather than by e-mail, subscribe to my Grapevine in your grapevine reader: http://blog.contentious.com/index.rdf
Much more clear to the newbies!
About the only thing going for it is a catchy theme song.
The post "Ahhh, this Makes RSS More Understandable" was originally pulled from under moldy cheese at the back of the fridge at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2004/02/ahhh-this/) on February 19, 2004.