The Future of RSS is Not Blogs

Written by S. Housley

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As businesses adopt RSS and consumers experiment with feeds,repparttar popularity of RSS will grow. Ultimately, consumers arerepparttar 150640 driving force behind technology. The convenience of RSS and increased popularity will set a precedent for consumer expectations. Businesses using RSS as a communication vehicle are able to create keyword-rich, themed content, establishing trust, reputation, and ongoing communication with current and prospective customers.

The big consumer benefit to RSS is that consumers opt-in to content of interest, totally controllingrepparttar 150641 flow of information they receive. Ifrepparttar 150642 quality ofrepparttar 150643 content inrepparttar 150644 feed declines, users simply removerepparttar 150645 feed from their RSS reader and they will not receive any additional updates from that source. The RSS reader acts as an aggregator, allowing users to view and scan multiple content streams in a timely fashion.

Consumer expectation will drive businesses that are slow to adopt. Ultimately, RSS will be a standard, like email addresses and websites are now a "must" for businesses. RSS feeds will join their ranks.

Unlike blogs, businesses can easily justify RSS feeds, as they will be increasing customer and corporate communication. RSS will create new revenue channels. RSS hasrepparttar 150646 potential to help companies develop strong relationships with consumers and create brand loyalty. RSS Feeds will draw existing customers and prospective clients, translating to a new or renewed income stream. Businesses using RSS feeds as a communication medium to notify interested customers of specials, discounts, product announcements, technical support tips, news and industry studies will ultimately sustain RSS as a viable and valued communication medium.

About the Author: Sharon Housley manages marketing for FeedForAll software for creating, editing, publishing RSS feeds and podcasts. In addition Sharon manages marketing for NotePage a wireless text messaging software company.

Do You Say What You Mean?

Written by John Sheridan

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I find it fascinating that in all walks of life people use languagerepparttar same way. They rarely say exactly what they mean clearly and concisely. This is everyone's fault including my own because I'm occasionally as guilty asrepparttar 150529 next person for not saying what I mean, but we let it happen firstly because we know and understand what people are saying when they speak to us; secondly because we've got lazy.

Language has always been constantly changing and developing because that's what language does; so who knows what extra fun you will be able to have with it in say five or ten years. Inrepparttar 150530 meantime, try and bear one thing in mind -repparttar 150531 next time you order a taxi, ask aboutrepparttar 150532 availability of one - and not its external measurements.

I am a proofreader of hard copy items and website copy. I also write web copy.

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