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RSS, Why?
Authored by: mccallister on Feb 04, '06 06:43:56PM

I don't "get it" why people think RSS is so cool. It's useless. The sites that have RSS are bookmarked in my Safari. For example, I have one called "Mac news" in my bookmarks bar. I click on it and select "open in tabs" to view all of them.

Now what would make RSS really useful is if I could create an RSS homepage in Safari that allowed a compilation of RSS from the many sites I visit each day. Until then, I don't see how RSS is useful to me.



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RSS, Why?
Authored by: BeezelNut RaRa on Feb 06, '06 02:08:56AM

If you use NetNewsWire, you to scan hundreds of headlines in a few minutes; skip slow loading web pages (containing irrelevant info) and skip thousands of ads. So RSS is for people who want pure content quickly. If you use Safari for RSS - I'm not sure what the point is really.

RSS is also cool cuz it powers podcasts. Apple also now serves their tech mailing lists as RSS, which can cut down on lots of email. Our ISP uses it for maintenance alerts. Some people also use it for comments, ie. you post a question to OS X Hints and subscribe to an RSS feed for your question. Anyone responds, you know it.



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RSS, Why?
Authored by: jspivack on Feb 06, '06 04:13:12AM
I find that Bloglines is a great way to do this. It is all web-based, so I can check my feeds from home on my Mac in the morning and then from work on my PC (yuk!) during lunch, and all of the article statuses are maintained/updated. check it out...

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