January 13, 2004
@ 06:39 AM

C|Net reports

Yahoo plans to test RSS technology for its personalization tools, giving people the ability to automatically receive news and information feeds from third parties onto MyYahoo pages.

The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company has been experimenting with technology called Really Simple Syndication (RSS), a format that is widely used to syndicate blogs, discussion threads and other Web content. Yahoo already started using RSS for its Yahoo News service, allowing other sites to automatically "scrape" Yahoo's top stories daily.

Last week, the company started beta testing RSS for MyYahoo, but soon pulled the experiment shortly after.

I've been using My Yahoo! almost from the beginning and have always wanted a way to plugin to their syndication architecture. Being able to syndicate RSS feeds directly into My Yahoo! content is a killer feature. I wonder if they'll go the Slashbox route or allow users to subscribe to feeds directly thus using My Yahoo! as an RSS news aggregator?

Either way it's definitely a step in the right direction.