Jun 20, 2013

RSS

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RSS is great peice of technology but is really a niche tool. The interesting tools that have developed from RSS being are around are tools like Flipboard. In Flipboard, you can subscribe to individual feeds. Where it gets interesting is what Flipboard does with your data. As you and other users read, like, follow, tweet, etc., Flipboard learns what content is related to each other and what your preferences are. If you like cats, it will show you more articles about cats, but not about dogs. You can even subscribe to "flips" that focus on single subjects. It also uses its information to curate the best articles, so you do not have to sort through every single article.