The Future of RSS is Not Blogs

Written by S. Housley

Blogs vaulted RSS intorepparttar limelight but are unlikely to berepparttar 150649 force that sustains RSS as a communication medium. The biggest opportunities for RSS are not inrepparttar 150650 blogosphere but as a corporate communication channel.

Even now, businesses that were initially reluctantly evaluating RSS are beginning to realizerepparttar 150651 power and benefit ofrepparttar 150652 RSS information avenue. The inherent capacity for consumers to selectrepparttar 150653 content they wish to receive will berepparttar 150654 driving mechanism for keeping advertisements to a minimum and content quality consistent.

Likerepparttar 150655 Internet when it first started, blogs were emboldened byrepparttar 150656 "cool factor". Asrepparttar 150657 novelty of being new and cool wears off, Internet webmasters and bloggers alike are realizing that maintaining a website or blog is time-consuming. "Coolness" often wears off if a channel is not monetized. Withrepparttar 150658 ease of blogging andrepparttar 150659 array of blogs available, only a handful will be able to sustain fresh, constant, unique content and generate any sort of reasonable or significant revenue. As a result, blogs as we know them today will fade intorepparttar 150660 background, with many blogs being abandoned.

RSS, being a tool that saves Internet surfers time and allows webmasters to re-purpose and re-package existing and new content will, in my opinion, continue to thrive. A business effectively using RSS can bring new site visitors, increase search engine positioning, and generate product interest. The flexibility of RSS as a communication medium andrepparttar 150661 expansion capabilities ofrepparttar 150662 enclosure tag will allow RSS to flourish as an online marketing tool. Each day businesses are adopting new uses for RSS, and users are becoming accustomed to skimming content that *they* choose in a single centralized location.

Buying an mp3 player

Written by Paul K Davies

Buying an mp3 player It seems everyone has one these days, walkingrepparttar dog, traveling work, atrepparttar 150428 gym,repparttar 150429 idea of carrying your entire music library with you everywhere you go is appealing to most of us, but what is this mp3 thing anyway?

What is mp3? MP3, an abbreviation for Moving Picture Experts Group layer III, is a technology that allows audio data to fit into a much smaller space than it was originally, with little or no loss of audio quality. Usually raw audio data is very large and unmanageable and is especially difficult to deal with on portable devices due torepparttar 150430 lack of storage available (your standard audio CD fits at most 80 minutes of raw audio data on it), but mp3 allowsrepparttar 150431 storage of about 10 timesrepparttar 150432 raw audio data into memory ofrepparttar 150433 same size (thatís over 800 minutes ontorepparttar 150434 same 80 minute audio CD).

So whatís WMA? WMA files are Microsoftís equivalent of mp3 files, they offer slightly better compression (more music for your MB) and some additional built in copy-write protection for those over cautious record labels out there.

More and more mp3 players support WMA files these days so itís worth looking out for as there is a growing amount of music available for download onrepparttar 150435 Internet in WMA format.

Audio Quality Ever since mp3ís started to show their face inrepparttar 150436 early 90ís thereís been a constant argument about mp3 audio quality, with many strongly feeling mp3 compressions adversely affectsrepparttar 150437 quality ofrepparttar 150438 sound, whereas others argue that mp3 technology only removes sound data that cannot be heard byrepparttar 150439 human ear, and so could not be of any lesser quality.

Iíve not personally noticed any real difference betweenrepparttar 150440 two, withrepparttar 150441 exception of badly compressed music files, although I can imagine on a fairly large setup for example, some ofrepparttar 150442 missing sound low frequency sound waves could possibly be missed because although you may not hearrepparttar 150443 sounds, youíd definitely be feeling them!

What to look for in an mp3 player.

Memory Type There are currently two types of memory available in mp3 players, solid state and hard disk. Solid state memory is usually very fast and does not suffer from skips, where hard drive memory is like a small version of your personal computers main disk storage, although these are not supposed to suffer from skipping, Iíve personally known this to be a problem on certain models during a brisk walk or jog.

The main difference betweenrepparttar 150444 two isrepparttar 150445 size available, solid state players are currently ranging between about 256mb and 2Gb, whereas hard disk players have an average storage capacity of around 20Gb, over 10 times larger thanrepparttar 150446 solid state models.

So you ask, why would you bother with solid state memory? Well, itís usually a matter of price, you can pick up a 1Gb solid state mp3 player for under £50 these days but hard disk players start at around £130.

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