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Why now? RSS 2.0 will be twenty years old on September 18. One month from today. I'm working on something pretty big for that day, maybe it'll be out a bit earlier, who knows. But in the meantime, here's something new to spark a new use for RSS and Twitter -- hooking people's tweets up to feed reader apps like NewsBlur and The Old Reader.#
I once heard an interview with comedian Steve Martin, and was surprised at how serious he sounds when discussing his profession. I expected comedy, but when he talks about what he does, vs doing it, he's all business. It made an impression.#
Last update: Thursday August 18, 2022; 2:11 PM EDT.
You know those obnoxious sites that pop up dialogs when they think you're about to leave, asking you to subscribe to their email newsletter? Well that won't do for Scripting News readers who are a discerning lot, very loyal, but that wouldn't last long if I did rude stuff like that. So here I am at the bottom of the page quietly encouraging you to sign up for the nightly email. It's got everything from the previous day on Scripting, plus the contents of the linkblog and who knows what else we'll get in there. People really love it. I wish I had done it sooner. And every email has an unsub link so if you want to get out, you can, easily -- no questions asked, and no follow-ups. Go ahead and do it, you won't be sorry! :-)