When it comes to cutting edge tech, I know some folks really feel that the drum beat to use what is new and enhanced can get a tiny loud and too proud. I still have pals and acquaintances who have as however purchased a dvd or dvd player, of course video distributors are nonetheless banking on them. And I have to confess that I still have in my possession some eight-track tapes, but then I’m dating myself as partially retro-age.
As a source for day-to-day or recurring news and information that you want to read on a continual basis with all the sources out there comes the most dreaded side effect called spam. Most persons would rather do devoid of than to have to clean their in-box or use a browser with incessant popups obtaining in the way in order to come across information or study the most current news.
Easy option that is virtually spam-free of charge – RSS or webfeeds, I can hear the cutting edge naysayers shanking their heads vigorously. But, let’s look at two sources for news and info to see if we can win the argument.
RSS and television are our two sources for this comparison. The two are utilized for receiving information that is new or updated often. Television news is broadcast wirelessly everywhere for you to transform channels when it suits the remote control in your hand. RSS/webfeeds are broadcast employing XML, Atom or RSS tech with the added function of you setting the channel for what you want to study or receive. Tv news is now broadcast 24/7. RSS is delivered instantaneously as modifications are broadcast over the Net.
Some never have an understanding of the tech behind RSS and avoid utilizing it to obtain spam free of charge news. E mail news is 2-way as it is applied to send and obtain information, RSS is one particular way – you get what you ask for..and that is all. With email you have to climb via all the other clutter of wanted and undesirable emails until you discover news/info you can use for the day. RSS readers or aggregators show what is subscribed to for the day and dependent on the supply can from time to time be updated many instances a day.
Is RSS something I have to have? Possibly.
If you are on getaway and the flight you had scheduled has been cancelled, when would you like to locate that out? You are planning a trip and want to rent a compact or possibly upgrade – assume it would be a superior idea to know how many compacts are offered or if any upgrades are available with and added savings for being a subscriber to their RSS feed?
With RSS the info is sent when needed, is not buried beneath other messages and nevertheless will not get blocked by a semi-conscious spam filter.
mpotimes is for various news subscriptions, notices from numerous web-sites that I visit on a regular basis, blogs and press releases. The overly bloated e mail box is for clients, and family, specifically for my college students who send me updates when their “investment” fund has run out of revenue.