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State of RSS survey – The results

We want to thank everyone who participated in the State of RSS survey (2020 edition). It means so much to us that so many of you are willing to take some of...

State of RSS survey – The results

We want to thank everyone who participated in the State of RSS survey (2020 edition). It means so much to us that so many of you are willing to take some of...

RSS, or why lack of developer imagination will be the end of the open...

Recently a developer moved their website over from a blog-type site to a static site with no blog. I know this because their RSS feed stopped working, and stopped giving me a...

It’s Time to Get Back Into RSS

A lot of people who were on the internet in the early 2000’s remember something called RSS. It stands for Really Simple Syndication, and it allowed content creators to publish updates to the world in a well-understood format.The idea—which seems strange to type out—is that millions of people in the world...

Oh God Not This Again!

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A response from Brent Simmons to Sinclair Target's article on Two-Bit History Every now and again there’s a thing about the tragedy of RSS. Ugh. I want to make a few points. One is that,...

The Rise and Demise of RSS

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Polemic point of view on the problems encountered by RSS, but interesting chronology of the format. There are two stories here. The first is a story about a vision of the web’s future that...

That’s why you should use RSS

Published in german by Süddeutsche Zeitung RSS is a file format that allows users to subscribe to blog entries or new articles from news sites. Few people know and use RSS. The technology...

Silos vs decentralized networks

As I wrote in this tweet, Johannes Ernst is smart and brave. He says decentralized networks never make it, and there are reasons for this. I agree, in a way, but ultimately think...

RSS: The Persistent Protocol

 Some inaccuracies and surprising assertions but an interesting support for the RSS format by Brad Feld, VC at Foundry Group. One of our themes is Protocol. We’ve been investing in companies built around technology protocols...

Reclaiming RSS

Before Twitter, before algorithmic timelines filtered our reality for us, before surveillance capitalism, there was RSS: Really Simple Syndication. RS-what now? For those of you born into the siloed world of the centralised web, RSS is...