. . . Friday April 30, 2004

Will RSS Really Slow Surfing?

RSS readers ping a page (or a few pages) on a site at scheduled intervals. Even in these early days (at least in terms of mainstream adoption) of RSS readers, site owners can see the boost in traffic come from these readers – whether the user is actually noticing the update or not.

What happens when RSS reading is built into software like Outlook and all the portals follow Yahoo’s early lead and offer RSS headlines all over the place? Will RSS cause a major traffic jam on the web.

Concentration is important!