Send your RSS Feed to social sites like FaceBook and MySpace
Register your RSS Feed on RSS Directories.
RSS Feeds provide a great opportunity to promote your website or blog.
RSS Provides the Method to write it once and have it propagate over the Internet.
RSS in Real-Time.
One of the major concerns about RSS is that it is not real-time. RSS can be used to move content from a blog to
social media sites, other websites, and RSS feed readers, but there is a delay which can be up to an hour. In this
time of the real-time web, that seems too long.
There are several solutions being implemented. The solution is to change RSS from a "pull" to a "push" technology.
RSS feed readers now poll every hour or so to see if there are updates. That is a "pull" technology.
The new technology is a "push" technology which notifies the RSS feed reader when there is an update.
In general, the protocol is called a Publish / Subscribe model, usually abbreviated as PubSub.
Google is implementing a solution called PubSubHubBub
Dave Winer and others are implementing a solution call rssCloud.
RSS is great. That said, it isn't real-time. With the advent of Twitter, people are now beginning to wonder why
RSS needs to poll every hour. Why can't we have the immediacy of Twitter in RSS. Time for a history lesson.
In the early days of RSS, we had the idea that instantaneous updates would be the next step.
That was 2001. It took a little longer than we thought, but now with "realtime" as the Next Big Thing, it's time to reboot all that stuff.
I'm not sure who's idea it was to make importing an RSS feed into your Facebook page such a challenge, but it shouldn't be this painful.
You'd think it would be possible to go to your page, check-out your settings and add your RSS feed URL to a field and save it. Not so quick.