On June 9, CNet reported that the search giant Google is considering support for RSS-format webfeeds in addition to Atom-format. Previously, Google had backed the Atom format at the expense of RSS.
Millimeter by millimeter, Google appears to be creeping toward the use of webfeeds. They haven’t apparently DONE anything yet, mind you. Most importantly, you still can only get keyword-specific Google News alerts by e-mail. (I continue to shake my head in bewilderment over that glaring omission.)
But they appear to be moving. Slowly. Secretively. And on this issue, any movement is probably good.
(Thanks to Strategic Public Relations for this link.)