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Why It Ain’t Syndication

April 15th, 2004

Jason Kottke writes about why we should probably stop calling it syndication. It being this whole RSS/Atom/newsreader/aggregator universe of tools and technologies.
I agree wholeheartedly, and have for a while. However, I suspect that the term syndication will stick. It’s probably too entrenched to dislodge at this point.
The only things worse than the term “syndication” are acronyms and and technology names like “RSS” and “Atom.” And the only thing worse than those is meaningless orange XML icon.

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