RSS Nation

A while back I did a posting on podcasting … I am so into the stuff! Not just because there is finally some content I can stand to listen to — The Daily Source Code just flat out kicks ass — but because it has opened my eyes to the power of RSS. I really think as you are envisioning your solutions it would be important to think about how RSS plays into your ideas … trust me on this one, you’ll see RSS exploding into the mainstream within 6-12 months. Its all just too powerful … BTW, you know its got legs when Madison Ave is interested …

Just as the RIAA and MPAA are filing more and more suites, the whole underground scene is exploding with content. The FCC is trying to figure out how to regulate blog spaces and the free Internet … to that I say, good luck! Do me a favor, read this silly little intro to RSS and really think about the fact that you will be getting exactly what you want, when you want it without the overhead of the media machine. It is just too important to ignore. Anyway, take a look and let us know what you think.

2 thoughts on “RSS Nation

  1. Hey Cole, great blog…my comment is more on the use of blogs in the corp world. I work at a large corp that has recruited in the past at Penn State. Happily, I can say that this campus was very impressive the one time it was visited by me. Penn State just feels like a college campus should and the talent we have gotten from there is top rate.

    Along the lines of recruiting, it strikes me that a blog would be the perfect conduit between a corporation and a university. I envision a site where students can come and ask questions about the company, enter into discussions with employees and generally do what blogs enable – open up communication lines that did not previously exist. Imagine…instead of students typing out and emailing resume’s, they would create their resume’ blog and link it onto the corp blog. They could also provide commentary back to the corporation that could be useful. Lots of possibilities to be explored…

    So, do you know of any corporations that have connected to Penn State in this manner? If not, please give me your thoughts on this and I will see if we can get something going. In December, we are going to install a server and a blog. Establishing a blog based talent pipeline as a pilot would be pretty fun.

    Will check back later for a response. Also, you can drop by my blog as well….


  2. I just saw this on yahoo news and thought it was funny, since we have been talking about blogs this semester:

    ‘Blog’ Tops Dictionary’s Words of the Year
    Wed Dec 1, 9:08 AM ET Oddly Enough – Reuters

    By Greg Frost

    BOSTON (Reuters) – A four-letter term that came to symbolize the difference between old and new media during this year’s presidential campaign tops U.S. dictionary publisher Merriam-Webster’s list of the 10 words of the year.

    Merriam-Webster Inc. said on Tuesday that blog, defined as “a Web site that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments and often hyperlinks,” was one of the most looked-up words on its Internet sites this year.

    Related Links
    • Words of the Year 2004 (Merriam-Webster)

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