RSS meets BitTorrent - Syndicating Multimedia

“A demo publishing system launched Friday by a popular programmer and blogger merges two of this season’s hottest tech fads – RSS news syndication and BitTorrent file sharing – to create a cheap publishing system for what its author calls “big media objects.” The hybrid system is meant to eliminate both the publisher’s need for fat bandwidth, and the consumer’s need to wait through a grueling download.” Wired News

This looks interesting. Included in the article is a quote from the editors of Infoworld, who claimed that:

…InfoWorld’s RSS readership had surpassed its website in daily traffic.

A testament to the power of the RSS concept, which seems to have weathered the storm of the tedious wrangling over versions/standards.

This was previously published at http://blog.sockdrawer.org and was retrieved from the Internet Archive



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