These small xml icons are popping up all over the internet. Clicking on them allows the reader to view a link to the site’s RSS (Really Simple Syndication) page and subscribe to them using a NewsReader. These “feeds” allow the reader to quickly scan headlines and, if interested, view a summary (or in some cases the entire) article. RSS is a very efficient method of reading and sharing information.
Sites can have many RSS feeds, such as Channel3000 or the Washington Post. Isthmus’s Daily Page has a feed, as does WisPolitics.
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I’ve also posted a brief screencast that demonstrates my use of a RSS NewsReader (NetNewsWire). 13MB Quicktime
We’ve started posting video clips from the recent 2005 All City Swim Meet here.
Jeff Jarvis relates his Dell customer service hassles. I’ve had some too – with a just purchased dead printer at home.
Legislative Fiscal Bureau (via WisPolitics): Madison’s levy can increase (and therefore will) by 3.3% this year according to the Wisconsin Legislative Fiscal Bureau. This cap is the result of Governor Doyle and the Legislature’s Property Tax “Freeze”.