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Friday, November 19, 2004

If some entrepreneurs have their way, it won't be long until RSS feeds are filled with advertisements - just another commercial channel like html, email, etc.  I just don't want them to find a way to force their subsciptions upon me as another spam channel.  Moveable type spam was bad enough and I don't have time to figure out how to block everything.  Yahoo is certainly continuing to drive their RSS agenda forward.  Zawodny says they're doing anything they can to accelerate the implementation and adoption of RSS.  Now they're looking to hire an RSS engineer.  Great!  I use My Yahoo more than any other tool for content aggregation. 

Alberta certainly has a lot of RSS feeds.  When we roll out our new News portal, I suspect that we will have fewer feeds in order to ensure that they are more dynamic.  For example, I am somewhat surprised that the aboriginal affairs feed has 4 or 5 items in the last two months.

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