So it appears that Apple has once again taken the lead, this time in integrating both blogs and RSS into their products. Tom has a great post about the blog piece and the implications.
I guess my point here is that Apple seems to be doing just about the simplest thing that could possibly work, and I’m impressed by their judgment. And Blojsom jumps way up the list of weblogging apps to keep an eye on.
And Dan Gillmor gets to the RSS part and more:
Jobs spent a fair amount of time talking about the native inclusion of RSS into an upcoming version of the Safari browsers, and a “personal clipping” service. There’s a special search function just for RSS; I’m not clear on whether it’s searching via one of the main RSS search engines, whether Apple will write its own or whether it’s only searching your designated feeds. More on that later.
It’s great stuff…as someone posted, we are getting close to critical mass. Even more reason to keep focused on the pedagogy of blogging…