[LINK] Blog to stop large e-mail newsletters?
Tom.Worthington at tomw.net.au
Wed Sep 21 08:58:04 EST 2005
At 07:18 PM 9/15/2005, Michael Still wrote:
>Tom Worthington wrote:
> > ... try subscribing to my Blog news feed <http://www.tomw.net.au/blog/>.
> > Perhaps one use for Blogs would be to replace those annoying large HTML
> > and PDF newsletters organizations send by e-mail. ...
>... You do need to remember that RSS is a hideous waste of bandwidth ...
Compared to the megabyte of PDF in a typical email newsletter, RSS is very
compact. It is just some text with HTML markup with an extra XML wrapping.
This is efficient if the subscriber only reads a few of the articles in the
RSS feed and so most of the linked images and documents are never loaded to
the subscriber's browser.
Tom Worthington FACS HLM tom.worthington at tomw.net.au Ph: 0419 496150
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