RSS: How Did (Do) We Live Without It?
The series of events:
- My news aggregator tells me that Dave’s site has a new post (several actually). My aggregator is web-based, and automatically refreshes the page to alert me of new posts.
- He mentions that Harvard is holding a Internet law conference this May. The cost is $2000 but bloggers who have an interest in Internet law (me) may apply for a fee-waiver (scholorship).
- I send in an email, crossing my fingers.
And it doesn’t stop with blogs. Why isn’t Amazon.com offer a feed for new products (maybe by category)? How great would it be to know (immediately) when a new cell phone or MP3 player is being offered for sale? How can these features not exists already?
Update: Here is a way to obtain RSS feeds for Amazon products sorted by sales rank or date. [onfocus.com].