Posts from February 24, 2005

Alphabet news: AP get RSS

Alphabet news: AP get RSS

: Susan Mernit reports that the AP has put up more than a dozen RSS feeds. This is good news for RSS. But it’s also damned interesting news for the news business. This means that readers can now go directly to news stories on the AP’s site and not on members’ (clients’) sites (realize that the AP is a collective owned by many of the news organizations it serves; that’s why they also let the AP use their news). I’m wondering whether that’s going to cause a burp. When the AP started its online news service, it went to incredible pains to make sure you could get to it only through members’ sites. I wonder whether Reuters’ plans to build an online brand of its own is causing a little competitive indigestion.

Unidentified Flying Objection

Unidentified Flying Objection

: I thought the low-point in NBC News’ history was a Geraldo Rivera special on — no, not the vault — but satanism. The low-point in CBS news is probably Rathergate. Now I’m wondering whether tonight is the low-point in ABC’s: a special on UFOs. I’m hoping they prove that Barbara Walters is an alien.

Keebler’s Gates

Keebler’s Gates

: Steven I. Weiss sends along a wonderful picture by his friend Shaya Potter that really captures the flavor of the Gates.