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RSS, Podcasting, Blogs: Who Wins?

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May 13, 2006

RSS, Podcasting, Blogs: Who Wins?

Heather Green

Dave Winer pulled together an interesting graph from Google Topics Trends that shows the searches on podcasting, RSS, and blogs. It's fascinating. Before pulling it up, I thought, oh yes, there willl be a lot more on podcasting than RSS for instance, just because podcasting is sooo hot as a topic. But that isn't the result. And in that way, I think the searching reflects reality, more than chatter. Yet another reason why search will rule the world?

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Tracked on May 13, 2006 06:43 PM

I would imagine that RSS is still the most dominant theme as it's much easier for bloggers to put together. Podcasting will eventually take over, but that day is not here yet.

Posted by: Shawn at May 13, 2006 01:18 PM


It's Google *Trends*. I did a live blogging of the Google press day where they announced their various new services--but not Google Health. (see URL above)

Posted by: Bill K. at May 15, 2006 09:36 AM

RSS is the foundation of all other particular Web 2.0 tools: it's what makes podcasts subscribable, enables us to read more than a handful of blogs, search with persistence and get the social out of social bookmarking when we subscribe to the feed for a tag. It's what tells us when there's been a change made to a wiki page of interest. All of those and more are made possible because of RSS, and most instances of each particular tool will make mention of RSS in the description of its use. All the social media are exciting, and the read-write web is a major change from the past, but it's that combined with access to a quantity information increased by orders of magnitude - with almost zero effort required after an initial subscription over broadband - that represents the huge shift that is web 2.0 if you ask me.

Posted by: Marshall Kirkpatrick at May 15, 2006 10:06 AM

Thanks Bill, made the change.

Posted by: Heather Green at May 15, 2006 01:57 PM

Recently I read a White Paper by Yahoo that suggested that there is only a very small segment of the blog market that even understands what RSS is...even though they subscribe to their favorite blogs with the technology.

Posted by: Adam C. Dudley at May 16, 2006 12:18 AM

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