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Microformats Made Simple by Emily P. Lewis

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Chapter 9. Defining Syndicated Content: hAtom

When I hear the word syndication, I immediately think of television shows—specifically The Simpsons. Because way back in 1994, The Simpsons began its syndication run, which meant I could see older episodes of my favorite show on other stations and at other times than the normally scheduled Sunday night on Fox.

That’s what syndication is. With broadcast syndication, television and radio stations can purchase the rights to shows belonging to other broadcast networks. With print syndication, newspapers and magazines buy the rights to other periodicals’ articles, comics, and columns.

Then there is web syndication. At its core, web syndication is similar to that for print and broadcast: web content from ...

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