Government Gets Creative with RSS

While RSS feeds currently are offered mainly by weblogs and news sites, there are lots of other uses for this new media channel. Some of the more interesting ones are being explored by governments around the world.

The RSS in Government weblog offers a great roundup of what national, state/provincial, and local governments are doing with RSS.

Some particularly interesting items recently highlighted in that weblog…

  • An eBay-like auction service, supported with RSS, that allows local governments to efficiently sell unclaimed property from their “lost and found” offices.
  • Ideas and examples for how governments can use RSS to publish emergency alerts.
  • Joe Biden is the first U.S. Senator to offer press releases by RSS feed.

Way cool stuff! This blog is definitely worth watching!