In Enthusiasts Call Web Feed Next Big Thing, Frank Bajak (an AP Technology Editor) does a good job of briefly explaining what RSS, who's using it, and why it's important.

The technology behind them is called RSS and I rely on it daily to consult The New York Times, the BBC, CNET News, Slashdot and a few dozen other Web sites that employ RSS to make the very latest news stories or bits of commentary available for the plucking.

Of course I'm biased. In addition to Robert Scoble, Dave Winer, and Anil Dash, I got a quote. He pulled it from my 2004 Predictions post in which I talked about RSS really taking off this year. I guess he thought it was a good way to summarize his piece.


Posted by jzawodn at February 27, 2004 12:38 PM

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# Justin said:

- jeremey , can you get someone at yahoo to change the front page so that you have focus in the search box without having to click in it.

you can do that with google - and cos google's searching now sucks, i'm using yahoo more and more.

simple change - big impact.

on February 27, 2004 12:59 PM
# Anil said:

I want to be careful to amend your post: I *didn't* get a quote. In fact, I was credited with saying something that I never said, with it seeming like a quote. That kinda sucks.

That being said, I'm glad to see syndication getting attention, despite the difficulty surrounding the technology right now. Regardless of the format, that's an exciting milestone.

on February 27, 2004 02:16 PM
# Justin said:

Justin, you smoking crack? sets focus for me!?!

Here is the javascript function that does it

function markme() {
if (!window.event.shiftKey) document.sf1.p.focus();

on line #131 is looks like it's called via. My guess it is a browser setting on your end!

- justin

on February 27, 2004 03:20 PM
# Justin said:

nope - yahoo doesnt set focus for me on either Firefox on XP or Konqueror on Linux. Google does in both cases.

Or is the crack i'm smoking particularly strong?

on February 28, 2004 06:29 AM
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