BBC Archive, Weblogs and RSS
Tuesday, June 24, 2003 by Dave Winer.
The BBC first produced a limited number of RSS feeds in September 2002. At the time they said they would extend the feeds to cover the entirety of their publication. Today they did so, releasing sixty-eight new feeds, broken down by geography and area of interest.
You can subscribe to news of Northeastern Wales, Africa, Iraq, e-commerce, health, education or news of summer music festivals in Britain. Every bit of content on the BBC website is now also accessible through syndicated RSS feeds, and can easily be incorporated in weblogs. They have an excellent record re linkrot.
A list of the new feeds is at this address:
This is a milestone in the world of open syndication on the Internet. I can't recall a day when so much great content came on line. Bravo BBC.
PS: The BBC is non-commercial and government funded. Their archive is open and free to all who want access, anywhere in the world. Paid for by British taxpayers, it's a dividend to a former colony, for borrowing their language.