RSS popularity hitting the mainstream?

Ever since I discovered RSS I’ve been hooked on it. More specifically, I unsubscribed from all (read: most) of my email newsletter alerts and subscribed instead to their XML counterparts.

RSS is a type of XML used for providing quick ‘n dirty descriptions for “news” which is defined in practice (though, not in theory) as anything about a web site that changes. This makes RSS ideally suited for blogs, as well as news sites — obviously. In addition to RSS, there is Atom which is basically the same thing in a different format and what I use to syndicate this blog. T’is still XML though.

Anyway, while perusing my 168 new articles I found the following of special note: FOXSports.com :: NHL. Apparently, FOXSports.com has added newsfeeds to its site and syndicating them with the major feed directories like NewsIsFree.

This is interesting to me because I couldn’t possibly imagine an NHL or boxing fan to get their sports news of a news agreggator. But maybe their out there. Or rather, perhaps this is a case of “build it and they will come.”

Further proof that RSS is indeed growing massively popular.