just a correction about something I wrote.  I don't think RSS themselves are
useless in context with integrating them with some valid purpose.

On Wed, Jan 27, 2010 at 10:11 AM, John Meyer <john.l.me...@gmail.com> wrote:

> On 1/27/2010 10:02 AM, DenisioDelBoro wrote:
>> First of all, there is only one form of spam - it's *unsolicited*
>> messages sent massively.
>> Second of all, tell me, please, in what way creating, let's say, 100
>> accounts just for tweeting weather forecasts for different cities is a
>> spam? I'm not talking about mentioning there random nicknames or
>> something like that to get new followers, of course. Just pure
>> forecast, without any links.
>> Third of all, why do you think those RSS feeds will be useless? Maybe
>> it's more convenient for some users to get updates with Twitter than
>> with Google Reader.
> 1.  Pure forecasts could be handled by one account sending out multiple
> forecasts coded for a particular area though hashtags. You would probably
> have to whitelist your ip, but then again you would have to do the same if
> you were mass creating accounts just for each to forecast one city or area
> 2.  An invited e-mail can quickly turn into an uninvited e-mail, and that
> goes the same for spam.  And you are ignoring the strain that those accounts
> place on the Twitter servers themselves.
> 3.  RSS feeds are not useless, but there is a time and a place.  You sound
> to me like a guy who only has a hammer in his toolbox and is looking for a
> nail.  Rather than trying to cram everything into Twitter you should be
> looking for the proper way to integrate it into your services.

Dale Merritt
Fol.la MeDia, LLC

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