I am wondering whether we (Genii Software) should use RSS more effectively for notifying people of updates to software and/or documentation. It would be easy to build an RSS feed that was separate from this weblog and simply showed new and modified documents in the Midas Help DB, or new changes to the website, or new versions of any of our software. The advantage of RSS is that even if nothing happened for a while, many people would simply leave the RSS feed in place, and when something came up, they would know. It would save people from having to check the website for updates.
What do you think? Are there advantages or disadvantages? Should there be separate feeds for documentation updates, software updates and sample updates, or one feed for all? Should there be separate feeds by product, or one feed for all products since existing customers are often curious what else we are doing?
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