CONTEST: RSS Needs a Catchier Name!

RSS is a great way to publish and follow news online – but it’s still pretty geeky. Unfortunately, that geekiness makes it harder for most people to get interested enough in RSS to want to try it.

I’ve decided to do something about that. I’m offering a contest so that CONTENTIOUS readers can pick a catchier, less geeky name that will help bring RSS to a mass audience.

UPDATE DEC. 8, 2003: I’ve created a contest page that includes all the latest info on this contest, including the list of entries.

HOW TO ENTER: Send me your suggestions for a catchy new name for RSS. You can suggest up to three names.
E-mail your entries to:


  • You must include your full name and e-mail address.
  • Your entries must be 1-3 words long each.
  • Maximum of 3 entries per person.
  • No acronyms – that’s the plague we’re trying to combat here, after all!

More about this contest…
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