Tuesday, April 29, 2008


Taking into consideration Siggy’s post about RSS feed’s usefulness and convenience for readers and organizations, as well as, Mattias’ and Yiota’s brilliant comments on that post, I would like to emphasize RSS biggest benefit for web audience and that is update notification.

From my personal experience, I have spent a lot of time constantly visiting a particular website to see if there is something new in it. For instance, when my favorite brand of clothes is going to put 70% sales only for one weekend??

Check out my search Diary :)
14/04, Monday: Enter my favorite’s brand Official website, Results: No Sales
21/04, Monday: Enter Official website for second time, Results: No Sales
28/04, another Monday: Enter Official website for third time, Results: No Sales :(
04/05, Sunday evening…after an exhausting weekend..: Enter Official website for second time this week, Results: Sales were running this weekend…%^$#%* I missed it!!!!!!!! :( :(:(

I will have to totally agree with what Bill Gates indicated in a speech at the Microsoft CEO Summit 2004 in Redmond, Washington: “if you just put information on a Web site, then people don't know to come visit that Web site, and it's very painful to keep visiting somebody's Web site and it never changes. It's very typical that a lot of the Web sites you go to that are personal in nature just eventually go completely stale and you waste time looking at it; And so, getting away from the drawbacks of e-mail -- that it's too imposing -- and yet the drawbacks of the Web site -- that you don't know if there's something new and interesting there; this RSS is about solving that”. (source: About.com)
He knows better…..right?

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