I’ve long felt that RSS — a way to subscribe to Web site content feeds — will become mainstream only when Microsoft introduces the standard into its new Vista operating system. Well, it looks like Yahoo is beating MSFT to the punch.
As TechCrunch reports, Yahoo mail will soon support RSS. Users will be able to subscribe to feeds and organize them into folders — the screen shots look really promising.
I’m excited about this because RSS works so well; it has vastly improved the way I use the Web, and I’m eager for more folks to discover its benefits. For an overview of how RSS works, check out my brief tutorial. For more in-depth info, “What is RSS?”, over at Richard’s Notes, is a good place to start.