Wired: Will RSS Readers Clog the Web?
May 01, 2004, 02:30 (9 Talkback[s])
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"Aggregators, sometimes called newsreaders or RSS readers, are a
hybrid of a Web browser and an e-mail program, allowing Web users
to peruse hundreds of information sources, from Boston-based
restaurant job listings to Taiwanese political blogs. The beauty of
an aggregator is that it displays articles from hundreds of
websites in one place, so the user doesn't have to pull up the
"But some are wondering: What happens when everyone discovers
the power of aggregators? Will the Web be able to handle it? In
Internet boom-speak, will it scale...?"