Real Simple … Stuff

I’m seeing all sorts of RSS-based stuff these days. While I’m most interested in business applications of RSS, whether caching or database or textual related, most of what I’m seeing lately is consumer-oriented.

Many of you will have seen RSS Calendar, which is interesting, but doesn’t do what I want it to do yet. I want transparent Outlook integration for my syndicated feed, and that’s just not in the cards — yet. You can see it coming, but it’s not there yet.

Another RSS site I was shown lately is RealSimpleShopping. The idea, as it appears to me, is to turn permission-based marketing into an RSS feed. In other words, you sign up for the kind of sales & coupon feeds you want, based on your interests, and that is what you receive, whether it’s clothes, CDs, bags, or whatever.

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Comments

  1. Paul,
    Thanks for the mention. You are correct with your explaination of our service. A consumer keeps their email but still get’s email promotions. They are just delivered via RSS.
    Thanks again and have a good eveing.
    Stuart

  2. Paul K says:

    Sure Stuart. You can guess where I heard of the site….