rss year in review

RSS Year in Review.

A few highlights:

  • 1/10 – CNBC presents an introduction to RSS segment on Closing Bell. Welcome Wall Street!
  • 2/23 – The Associated Press begins to deliver content via RSS feeds. Can you say mainstream?
  • 3/11 – Engadget features a slick new animated RSS screensaver for Mac OS X.
  • 5/2 – Businessweek says that RSS aggregators “could turn the web on its head” by eliminating the need for web surfing.
  • 6/24 – Microsoft announces that it will support RSS in Longhorn (now Vista) and Internet Explorer 7.
  • 9/27 – Forrester announces that 6% of consumers are using RSS, up from 2% in 2004.
  • 10/7 – Google releases RSS aggregator: Google Reader.
  • 10/10 – Yahoo releases whitepaper: RSS – Crossing Into the Mainstream. Key findings include:
    • 12% of users are aware of RSS and 4% knowingly use it.
    • 27% of internet users use RSS without knowing it.
  • 11/29 – Yahoo! integrates RSS reader into Yahoo! Mail.
  • 12/4 – Target offers weekly ad via RSS.
  • 12/15 – Microsoft announces use of orange RSS button in IE and Outlook.
  • 12/24 – RSS to be integrated into Microsoft Outlook 12.

Thanks to Dana for the tip.

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