Read my latest post from my blog at O'Reilly. Here is an excerpt:
RSS began its life as a really simple way for content providers to syndicate their content and for content consumers to subscribe to their favorite providers. When the blogosphere emerged, RSS really took off. Now, just as its “simple” technology cousin, HTML, provided the underpinnings of the Web 1.0 technology platform, RSS is emerging as a platform for delivering the broadband and mobile ready applications of a Web 2.0 enabled world. Backed by two application examples, this blog presents a thesis of the key moving parts integral to the RSS platform and how they come together.