December 18, 2003
Dean Embraces RSS

In the last couple of weeks, two RSS-based news applications have been launched or endorsed by the Howard Dean campaign:

  • Dean Community News, a Web-based news aggregator pulling together stories from 29 Dean-affiliated blogs into one site
  • Desktop Dean, a mini-news aggregator that displays stories from 22 sites in a convenient Windows application, right on your desktop (developed by Tier 9 Partners LP)

These are nice examples of the many ways simple, open, lightweight protocols like RSS and XML-RPC can let you quickly deploy cool applications without a lot of cost or expense. I wonder how long it will take the rest of the political world to figure that out…

Posted by Jason Lefkowitz at December 18, 2003
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