Bray Exposes Real Problem with Feeds: They’re not one-click

Tim Bray exposes the real problem with feeds: that they aren’t one-click. However, while I agree that this is the primary problem, I don’t agree that naming is unimportant. Naming is how people learn. There is a difference between syndicate and subscribe, no matter how small. We saw this over on Brain Sparks. A seasoned […]

Tim Bray exposes the real problem with feeds: that they aren’t one-click. However, while I agree that this is the primary problem, I don’t agree that naming is unimportant. Naming is how people learn. There is a difference between syndicate and subscribe, no matter how small. We saw this over on Brain Sparks. A seasoned RSS guy wrote in to say that he didn’t know what subscribe meant, and lost his way. He was looking for an orange button…

Nevertheless, Tim nails the main issue…it’s about making things as easy as possible for people.

Published: August 16th, 2005

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