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RSS Comes with Bandwidth Price Tag

So says this story: some weblogs and technology sites are rethinking the way they publish their RSS feeds as they find that frequent requests from newsreaders, the applications that aggregate feeds, can strain their resources.

There is no single solution to the potential bandwidth bottleneck of RSS, experts say. Some suggest distributing RSS feeds throughout the Internet. Others want newsreaders to be more stringent in limiting the frequency of polling feeds. All seem to point to problems in RSS implementations as the culprit.