There is a reason why you see a big orange button that reads Subscribe to RSS every time you visit our site. RSS, or Really Simply Syndication, is the easiest and most time efficient way to consume web-based content. Look at the following video to learn why you should use RSS and how to use it.
People often underestimate how much is actually lost when spoken word appears in print. A statement can be interpreted several different ways depending on your intonation when you speak and where you put the emphasis but this is often not apparent when your statement appears in print.
The results are in from Fox Interactive Media’s study that examined the growth and marketing power of online social networks, and the news is good. The study was conducted in partnership with Isobar and Carat USA and considered feedback from about 3,000 U.S. Internet users and MySpace clients.
A recently compiled list of most active users on the socially driven news and content site, Digg, shows some interesting trends in the activity of top-ranked users.
While it is hard to argue that Twitter is merely a fad and will soon blow over, we are beginning to see signs that opinion-polarizing micro-blogging service’s traffic may have peaked. As if that news wasn’t bad enough, now it appears that the 19 million member strong social networking site Facebook may put an end to Twitter.
Using full feeds to disseminate your content over RSS may seem silly. After all, if people can consume all your content through their RSS reader, they have no incentive to visit your site. Whereas if you only provide them with a snippet from the entirety of the content, then they have to click through to your website to read more, there by increasing page views, right? Not quite, according to Rick Klau, the Vice President of Publishing Services at FeedBurner.
Every social news site has its strong points and its weak points. Netscape, while manages to get many things right, has a fatal flaw that may eventually destroy the community aspect of the site if they keep allowing people to abuse it without any consequences.
We are well aware, the world over, of China’s infamous censorship laws that block access to any kind of content that disagrees with the opinion of the state. However, seldom do we contemplate the state of content availability and accessibility in the U.S.