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Wed, 19 Oct 2005 15:50:02 GMT
7 reasons 2006 will be big for OPML

Alex Barnett: So why do I think 2006 is going to be a big year for OPML? Seven reasons I can think of:

  1. OPML will ride the RSS slipstream
  2. Developers familiar with RSS will 'get' OPML in a snap.
  3. RSS is getting to the point of ubiquity.
  4. It looks like 2006 will be a healthy environment for start-up and internal project funding.
  5. There are two sides to the OPML coin: consumption and publishing.
  6. There are some really useful scenarios that could be enabled by OPML.
  7. OPML is cool, is simple and it works :-)


Randy: I think this will all depend on momentum. Back in 2003-4, people kept finding new ways of using RSS; weather, news, search results. Will the sample happen to OPML? It already is, rssWeather.com maintains it's list of RSS feeds in an OPML hierarchy. Gada.be enables subscription to its aggregated services thru an OPML file. More and more aggregators are announcing import and export of RSS reading lists in OPML format.

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