Saturday, April 14, 2007

MSNBC's Clever Use of RSS

Most people I know still don't know what an RSS Feed even is, even when they are using them. Maybe that's a good thing.

But now the folks at MSNBC have come up with a clever, fun way to incorporate RSS into their pages. Called "NewsBreaker", it's the old "Breakout" or "Bricks" game, but several of the bricks have MSNBC headlines hidden in them. They fall when you break those bricks.

Neat idea. And get this... They are going to take it one step further, by doing a version in movie theaters, where the paddles is controlled by the audience collectively leaning left and right. Now that's really cool...