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Using RSS also lets you save time because you no longer need to visit the sites of your choice individually. And what's more, your privacy is ensured because you don't have to sign up for the newsletters being offered by your favorite sites.
It was UserLand which first used RSS in 1997. Other Internet giants like Netscape followed shortly after.
But before RSS was fully developed, other similar forms – like Backweb and Pointcast – of syndication already existed. However, none of these were able to attain the popularity RSS is enjoying now because most of them were designed to work for only a single service.
RSS' first version – the RDF Site Summary of RSS 0.9 – was created by Netscape's Dan Libby in March 1999 for the My Netscape portal. This was modified four months later to incorporate suggestions from users.
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