What we really need is a planet of posts tagged with RSS that has its own RSS feed! I’ll start by offering my feed about RSS: https://boffosocko.com/tag/RSS/feed/
Or maybe if you’re daring, we need a shareable OPML file of feeds? Send me your feed about RSS, and I’ll add it to my list.
But seriously what is really new in RSS land?
RSS 2.0 will celebrate it’s 12th birthday at the end of the month on March 30th. It hasn’t changed or evolved since that time.
While many say it’s dead, it’s still thriving all around the web as a serious form of glue that’s supported by almost every major platform out there.
People are still adding these sidefiles to their sites all these years later. In fact, I just read a colleague’s article about moving from ATOM to RSS the other day. And it wasn’t that long ago that the Knight First Amendment Institute fixed their RSS feed.
But who is still iterating on doing new and interesting things with RSS?
One of the more interesting things I’ve seen is Julien Genestoux‘s work with SubToMe, which iterates significantly on making RSS easier to use and subscribe to sites.
There’s also Dave Winer‘s work with OPML and FeedBase which are intriguing.
Last year I saw some ideas out of Matt Webb who also made https://aboutfeeds.com/.
Ryan Barrett has some great RSS translation tools in Granary.
I’m using RSS and OPML to power a blogroll on steroids.
What are your favorite RSS tools and experiments?
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Jan Boddez mentioned this reply on geekcompass.com.
It needs so much love to make even s little bit better… But yes!
This is exactly the kind of conversation. I want to join 🙂 and also, I’d love to talk to people who build feed readers. If I want to include an SVG (which promoted the question), or some other multimedia, what are best practices? That kind of thing.
Hmm this is a cool idea, I’ll think about how I could add this to my site, hmmmm
Oh no way, I use subtome every day, it’s excellent. Thanks for making it! I also include it on my page about web feeds me.micahrl.com/webfeeds/
Idk if this is exactly what you’re looking for, but I just learned that you can style an RSS file with XSL and make it look nice in the browser. Unfortunately doesn’t work with all browsers though.
Raise my hand. 😃