RSS is “The Next Big Thing” — and Has Been for the Past 3 Years

by Joey deVilla on December 20, 2006

I got a sense of deja vu when I saw that the first item in Read/Write Web’s Predictions for 2007 was “RSS will go mainstream in a big way. A quick look back to their predictions for 2006 told me why: they predicted roughly the same thing — albeit more catiously — that RSS would “inch towards the mainstream”.

That still didn’t explain that nagging feeling that I’d heard exuberant RSS predictions before. All it took was a little Googling to find that this is at least the fourth year in which pundits predicted “RSS is gonna explode in the coming year!” Case in point…

2004

2005

2006

Perhaps I should start a betting pool on when the pundits will stop predicting that RSS will go mainstream next year. I’ll put money down on 2009. Any takers?

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1 Anonymous December 20, 2006 at 7:04 pm
2 Anonymous December 21, 2006 at 4:36 am

Point taken, but note that the 2006 post of mine you pointed to was actually a summary of 2006 trends which was written about a week ago :-) So not 2006 predictions written a year ago, as your post implies…
cheers,
Richard MacManus
http://www.readwriteweb.com

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