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Rhode Island Sec. of State Implements RSS Feeds Providing Real Time Data Updates

Press release, February 16, 2005: “Secretary of State Matt Brown today unveiled a groundbreaking web data-sharing initiative, which will give citizens and Rhode Island government agencies real-time, ongoing access to the databases maintained by his office. RSSonate…was developed to provide easy access to constantly updated data, which users can then use to create customized information. For example, users will have constant, real-time access to databases listing such information as who is lobbying at the State House and which businesses have incorporated in the state. At the same time, users will have the power to generate information by combining data from separate databases. For example, users would be able to create a data feed letting them know if there are any lobbyists who incorporated a new business.”

  • Example: see the RSS feed available for Upcoming Meetings as Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State.
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