Quick Takes: 8/16/05

It’s been a while but thought I would try and relaunch this feature.

  • Of course Microsoft wants to rename RSS: They didn’t invent it but they need – I mean need – to make it their own in order to claim ownership and get everyone to use it. If people who aren’t using it now think it’s a non-MS technology they might be scared of it.
  • Mark Cuban thinks people using Blogger’s Blogspot domain (such as myself) run the risk of eventually being banned. The reason is the ease of creating spam blogs designed to skew search engine results. I don’t think this is likely to happen for reasons I may get to later.
  • IBM will help make the Firefox browser easy to use for people with disabilities.
  • More surveys to ignore on blog/RSS market penetration.

By Chris Thilk

Chris Thilk is a freelance writer and content strategist with over 15 years of experience in online strategy and content marketing. He lives in the Chicago suburbs.