Posts Tagged ‘feeds’

Should I choose RSS or Atom?

Who cares? I don’t. I bet if I asked everyone I had contact info for, only a few would prefer one or the other (though hopefully one in particular).

Why do sites like Flickr still offer both as an option? I consider myself more knowledgeable than most on the matter simply because I know what the two represent, let alone what the technical differences are. And that being so, it makes no sense to put both standards (if not different versions of each) in the auto-discovery tags, especially for big sites like Flickr and consumer blogging software like WordPress. Only a rare developer building an application might care, and even in that relatively rare case I could reasonably assume they would be willing to read some developer docs. For the rest of us, our feed readers could care less. So please stop confusing us.

This seems like a dying issue. And then I see it on sites like Flickr! Tisk tisk.

Feeding Time!

As you might have already seen I’ve started posting little mini-posts quite frequently. As others have done, I’m calling them “Asides” and with this move I have removed my del.icio.us links from the sidebar and will expand on links I think are relevant to post. These Asides are for a sort of in-between type of post akin to my more useful (oxymoron?) tweets on Twitter. They may contain random bits about me life, interesting things I have noticed around, interesting ideas which I don’t feel like building a full article out of, simple links like were on my del.icio.us, events, or whatever else. It’ll be an experiment.

Now that there will be a much higher volume of content I didn’t want to completely bombard everyone with updates in their feed readers so I have put together a set of feeds so you can subscribe to whatever sub section of Articles and Asides you like. You can check them out on the sidebar.

Please let me know what you think. If you have any suggestions or comments leave me a comment or get in touch via my contact form.

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