The History of RSS Readers

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the_history_of_rss

RSS, or Rich Site Summary, has become such an integral part of people’s online lives. For those who consume a lot of content over a wide range of topics, RSS readers are essential to staying sane. With Google Reader’s recent demise, more apps have surfaced to meet the need. Perhaps the average user does not go deeper than finding a useful reader that will answer his needs – a nice design is part of that, of course. More important, though, is how the reader curates and presents information that is timely and relevant to the reader. For those who want [Read more…]

b5Media Layoffs Are a Good Reminder to Spread Those Freelance Writing Eggs Around

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all your eggs in one basket

If you hung out on Twitter for any amount of time today, you may have learned b5Media had yet another round of layoffs. This time both part time and full time freelance writers for that content site were locked out of their blogs and shown the door. Some of the laid off writers were with b5Media since its inception about five years ago. It’s a sad day for a company that once held such a great buzz and terrific vibe. I was a blogger for b5Media and the experience was valuable (blogging lessons from Darren Rowse, I mean, does it [Read more…]

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