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Re: RSS Is Dying, and You Should Be Very Worried

tcr! · Jan 4, 2011 at 9:08 am

http://camendesign.com/blog/rss_is_dying

I won’t be bothered to comment in the forums because one needs to poke around to find the particular thread and then after finding it, the font is barely legible.

> I don’t have an RSS button in my HTML because it’s in the and it’s up
> to the browser to do the best thing based on the user interface, operating
> system and device.

Personally it doesn’t make much sense to me for someone to write an article that RSS is dying when they can’t take a few minutes to promote their feed on their site. If one wants readership for their content, I would think they would promote it in all ways possible. The author seems to be caught in a case of “It’s your job, not mine AND why aren’t you doing it?”

> There isn’t enough screen space on mobiles for every website to use their own
> RSS button.

Utter non-sense, always room in the footer. Webpages can scroll and scroll.

> Relying on the web author to present RSS is not going scale. Too many
> different websites, too many different designs, too many different platforms,
> browsers and devices.

I’ve been thinking about the scaling problem and I still don’t understand it. Scaling visually? Scaling technically?

I think it’s great for browsers to help in promoting a website’s feed but again if I really care about promoting my stuff, I’ll do whatever I can to get my words out there. Further, if I can’t find a way to subscribe to a feed, I’m not going to.

RSS is popular enough that it’ll live regardless of what the browser vendors do and how they support it.

Update: the original article has been “reworked” since this was written and the quotes may not be exact.

#internets

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Dec 19th, 2009 at 5:16 pm

tcr! · Dec 19, 2009 at 5:16 pm

I’m glad I don’t have to lick the hair outta that balloon.

#cheesey

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Dec 4th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

tcr! · Dec 4, 2009 at 9:21 pm

Never tell a doctor they’re nutty.

#medical

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Dec 2nd, 2009 at 7:51 am

tcr! · Dec 2, 2009 at 7:51 am

“No messages in the last -1 days.”

#software

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Dec 1st, 2009 at 8:33 pm

tcr! · Dec 1, 2009 at 8:33 pm

Ain’t nothing wrong with smacking people now and again.

#paddling

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Nov 22nd, 2009 at 10:24 pm

tcr! · Nov 22, 2009 at 10:24 pm

I’m glad I’m not a bitter space nun.

#cheesey

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Nov 16th, 2009 at 8:37 pm

tcr! · Nov 16, 2009 at 8:37 pm

Nothing to report.

#attention

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Nov 15th, 2009 at 7:10 pm

tcr! · Nov 15, 2009 at 7:10 pm

I wonder if coffee has anything to do with my headaches. Maybe time for another scientific experiment.

#science #coffee

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Nov 13th, 2009 at 6:24 pm

tcr! · Nov 13, 2009 at 6:24 pm

Unfortunately the baby kangaroos will die…

#random

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Oct 29th, 2009 at 8:25 pm

tcr! · Oct 29, 2009 at 8:25 pm

Jack Johnson, get out of my head you happy-go-lucky freak.

#axetogrind

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