RSS: All the News That’s Fit to Syndicate, or Just Some of It?

Glynn: I’m with Alec. I think having an abstracted version of a long post is a solution, not a problem. This was part of my solution, in fact to the Malkovich effect. There’s no sense burdening Planet Gnome with one of my thousand-word blathers about non-Gnome topics. If there was a Planet Climate Change or Planet Slow Bike Racer some of my writing might be more appropriate in an RSS feed. Maybe a multiplicity of feeds is the answer, targeted to a variety of audiences? I know. Custom feeds! Let the person pulling the feed pick what bits they want. (Implementation is left as an exercise for the reader.)