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RSS and News Aggregators: Opportunity or Threat?

Simon Waldman, head of digital media at Guardian posts a speech he gave at the World Editor’s Forum in Seoul last week…he lays out the problems, issues and opportunities in the RSS world, for online publishers.

“Generally, I have found with online publishing, things tend to become opportunities if you want them to be. If you treat them as obligations, they tend to stay that way. So what is the reward for all this? This is the best way I can sum it up: Relevance, presence and revenues in a fickle and fragmented world.”