RSS – The Glue of Web 2.0

I like to call RSS the “Glue” of Web 2.0.

The origins of RSS take us back in time when both Microsoft and Netscape looked at the web as a static entity that could be catalogued, defined and fixed in “channels” (eg Microsoft’s Channel Definition Format – CDF). Traces of the “channel” terminology can still be found in the RSS protocol.
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