Miker

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Search, Subscribe, Advertise

Feedster was awarded Best Overall Presentation at the Bay Area Interactive Group (BIG) Technology Shootout last night. The main message presented was the future of XML based formats such as RSS and how they lead to a model that can best be summarized as “Search, Subscribe, Advertise.” Search is of course a very broad topic, and subscribe very general. The first thing that pops to mind is of course searching for all posts related to Linux, and having a feed for new posts that appear on that topic. But RSS search is the kind of thing that can be applied in layers, almost like a recursive operation. For instance we can provide a search for FEEDS related to Linux, and a feed of new feeds that appear. No matter how it’s applied though, the general model of “Search, Subscribe, Advertise” best describes how to slot into the desired user behavior. Great job Chris!