RSS is not a feature

I was wondering if Yahoo’s new Mediacenter clone supports RSS 2.0 with enclosures. And I realized: that’s not a feature. That’s central. A developer or product manager may think: “oh, we can build that in later”. But without RSS support, you have another closed media delivery system. Who cares about that? I am still waiting for the day that Tivo, Windows Media Center and so on truly support RSS. Really throw their weight behind it.

MediaGuardian.co.uk | Media | BBC unveils radical revamp of website

MediaGuardian.co.uk | Media | BBC unveils radical revamp of website: “The BBC today unveiled radical plans to rebuild its website around user-generated content, including blogs and home videos, with the aim of creating a public service version of MySpace.com.”

Mmm. Om Malik doesn’t like it. I’m worried too. The BBC team has clearly shown they’re very good at doing bottom up webby projects, but announcing something like this, like a big plan, is just setting it up to fail.

Yahoo! Go – TV – What Is It?

Hey, Yahoo is going for the TV space as well. Yahoo! Go – TV – What Is It?

I say why not? Microsoft is doing it, Apple is doing their darndest best, and all the old school tv players are doing it.

Whatever happens in the coming years, somehow internet tv will find its way to your television set. And if it’s somewhat open (and they’d be stupid not to be), that means videoblogs will too. I can’t wait.