Niall Kennedy takes a look at the current state of feeds & aggregators:
We have only just begun to explore the full possibilities of current feed technologies. Rich media enclosures, related content definitions, and well-defined author data open up new possibilities for user interaction and content discoverability. I believe most future uses of syndication technology will occur behind the scenes as a transport layer opening up a common XML parsing format to multiple applications and specialized uses. We’ve only just begun to change the world of publishing, customization, and personal empowerment.
I see the next “big thing” with feeds and aggregators as mobility. With millions more people carrying cell phones each year, the mobile feed space will get hot in a hurry.
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