Thursday, December 18, 2003

RSS rename contest

Is RSS not receiving the popularity it should because it is just another geek acronym? Amy Gahran thinks so and is sponsoring a contest to find a new name. Amy makes a good case for her cause:

Think about it: Popular interest wasn't aroused by "HTML," but by "the World Wide Web." Similarly, no one gets excited about "SMTP" or "POP," but "e-mail" has become ubiquitous and indispensable.

Here are a few entries in the contest:

Reader Service Syndication Wow, isn't that catchy? And so different from the other RSS.
Infopush Mmm.... that has possibilities.
Info Nugget List Kidding, right?
putin Russian presidents need to stay out of this.
gates Ditto for billionaires.
Purfeed And ditto for cat lovers.
efeed Got my vote.