M$ ponders the feed icon

About: Microsoft Team RSS Blog : The orange icon...

not bad ... notice that one thing is clear ... everybody sees it as orange

source:
The choice of what icon to use is challenging because it should be universally symbolic, but today there is no single icon for that represents feed.  Instead there's a variety of mostly orange rectangles with the words "XML", "RSS", "ATOM", "FEED", or "Subscribe."

At least the industry has seemed to settle on the word "feed".   I wrote about this here.

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  1. feeds
  2. icons
  3. m-dollars

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