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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:
1. Grapevine 2. Feed 3. efeed 4. newsFeed 5. SiteFeed 6. WebFeed 7. DeskFeed 8. Elert 9. Flashfeed 10. Really Simple Sharing 11. Relay 12. Snipple 13. WebWire 14. Webstract
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.blogged February 19, 2004 07:47 AM :: category [ rss ]