Two years ago, today, I made my predictions about the impact of Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds as a way to bring dynamic content to user's desktops:
Over the next two years, probably sooner, many Web sites will see a decline in regular (repeat) visitors, and a dramatic increase in syndicated viewership. Here's what you need to know ...
I even recorded my first eProductivity video blog, as a way to introduce the topic of RSS to test the impact of a video blog. (aka VLOG.)
I ultimately concluded that the VLOG concept was still a few years away, the introduction of the iPod Video and a variety of video blogging tools are now making video blogging a viable communication tool.

Meanwhile, RSS has completely taken off, and it seems that almost all of my predictions have come true. No not sure that I was right (at least not yet) about decreasing web site traffic. What I did not foresee was the proliferation of RSS aggregator sites that in turn, actually drive more traffic to web sites.

You can watch the video here.

Discussion/Comments (1):

There are times that RSS doesn’t do the job.

Because it is not as easy to read an entry in RSS, because of the font used. I use Bloglines and while I like it, on some sites it is just better to read the entry on the site. It is easier to read and retain and definitely looks prettier.

While RSS brings the entry to me, it's a scan that determines if I'm really interested.

Posted at 6/4/2006 6:10:13 PM by Tanny O'Haley



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