Accenture launches RSS screensaver


"Researchers at Accenture Technology Labs have just launched a tool that combines your choice of RSS feeds with a screensaver format. See for yourself with our free download.


...This screensaver acts in the same way as a web browser pulling information from the Internet. At no time however does it either collect or transmit your personal information for re-use."


I've tried it and the best I can describe it is as a bit of fun.  Maximum of 12 feeds you can subscribe to at any one time (due to the layout they've desgined - they've got a pic of Tiger Woods taking up 1/3 of the screen and dedicating 1/20 of the screen to feed navigation)....can't add my own feeds as the option to do so is visible but disabled.  I can't take s screenshot to show you...so you'll just have to try it out yourself.


I'm not slagging this effort off: this is a good start for a large management consultancy in the world of RSS, but it is largely unusable 🙁


Btw, heard about this via a German blog, das RSS-Blog, via FeedTagger.(Feedtagger, if you're listening: I'd love you to provide a langugae filter for search results).


Comments (2)
  1. Anand Verma says:

    I agree with you Alex…

    I think this is certainly a massive step towards RSS by a large company (innovation and all!!!). But the problem usability!!! Who is gonna read from one’s screensaver? 🙂

  2. Luke Hoban from the C# team wrote an RSS Screensaver that shipped with Visual Studio 2005 Beta 1. It’s now available in both C# and VB for Beta 2 and you can create your own by installing Visual Studio and clicking File…New Project…RSS Screensaver…

    Here’s a slightly outdated overview post:

    http://blogs.msdn.com/danielfe/archive/2004/06/29/168449.aspx

    and another by BradA extending the screensaver – http://blogs.msdn.com/brada/archive/2004/07/07/175894.aspx

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