Bloglines package tracking and newspaper RSS readers

Apr 11, 2005 15:00 · 174 words · 1 minute read

There’s a couple of bits of interesting news in RSS land. First, Bloglines has added package tracking to the list of feeds you can get. That’s a handy feature, and something I can guarantee I’ll have more to say about later.

The other bit is that some newspapers are creating their own RSS readers. I learned a lot about newspapers when I was at CareerSite, because CareerSite’s customers were newspapers. Some newspapers are painfully old-guard and might start thinking about that internet thing in a few years, because it’s probably just a fad. (That’s an exaggeration, of course.) The Denver Post is one of the more clued-in newspapers, so it’s not surprising to see that they’re one of the ones creating their own RSS readers. They’ve spied a threat and, rather than trying to sue it away, they’re facing it head-on and figuring out how to make a business out of it. I can think of a couple of industries that could use a good whack with that cluestick (that’s you, MPAA and RIAA!)