RSS to be included in Apple’s browser Safari

If you ever doubted the importance of distributing information via RSS, take a look at what Dan Gillmor writes about Apple’s next operating system, OS X 10.4, aka “Tiger”, and the web browser Safari.

Jobs spent a fair amount of time talking about the native inclusion of RSS into an upcoming version of the Safari browers, 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.

Apple says: “Scan all the latest news, information and articles from thousands of your favorite major news organizations, community web sites and personal weblogs in one simple-to-read, searchable article list using Safari RSS.”