The original HeadsDown idea

I taught my last ECOM 251 class yesterday, and it will probably be my last class for a while becuase I think I’ll be too busy this next year or so to do any more teaching (house, planning for a family, and getting more serious with HeadsDown again).

One of the cool things that came out of my last class was a presentation on RSS, and how it’s poised to be “the next big thing”. Wired had an article about RSS a while ago which really got me to thinking about the original HeadsDown idea, and how it was going to be a news aggregator. How ironic is it that now, seven years later, that tool actually exists. I never pursued it because I couldn’t figure out a way to make money on it (and even today RSS doesn’t really have a business model which generates revenues), but it’s interesting that the tool exists.

I’d like to start playing with RSS and trying to create an RSS feed with various things. I know I have an Atom feed set up in Blogger right now, but I’ve never done anything with it.

By Brian Garside

Brian is a digital experience expert, and part time internet superhero. He focuses on digital first design, digital strategies, content management, website usability, and user experience. He was part of the team behind BalanceDo, the co-founder of All New Comics, and the chief strategist at NorthIQ.

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