Top ten reasons for using RSS

I came across a very good post today about the benefits of RSS that neatly complements what I wrote the other day about understanding RSS from the non-tech view.

Marnie Webb at Extension 337 writes about the ten reasons why non-profit organizations should use RSS. Valid indeed, and which I think will apply for any for-profit organization as well.

Here’s Marnie’s top-ten list; go to her blog to read it in full detail:

RSS is ridiculously easy to:

  1. Read the web
  2. Discover relevant information
  3. Share the information you get
  4. Participate in conversations
  5. Control your own subscriptions
  6. Allow people to trade your good content like it’s a baseball card
  7. Enable other people to lend you a bit of their web real estate
  8. Avoid being a spammer
  9. Contribute to web-wide conversations
  10. It’s only just beginning

(Link via Scoble)

7 thoughts on “Top ten reasons for using RSS

  1. Thanks for you comments on the post. Nice to know the points I choose resonate. And thanks also for the tip to your previous posts. Those are good resources.
    :mw

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