Why don’t you explain Atom to me?
Go follow the links on Robert’ post “Lead engineer at Amazon recommends Atom over RSS
David Sifry told me when I asked him at a conference if they have a preference on the formats RSS or Atom. He was careful not to dismiss one or the other but said “We can deal better with Atom”. So in simple terms: Technorati works better with Atom. If I want to be ‘loved’ by Technorati I should probably switch. ;o)
But this is a good example: I may sound naive, but for me RSS and Atom both deliver the same – my feed. I concentrate on purely delivering one system now (all feedreaders should be able to read both formats). Now, I do podcast. And in my head it is stuck that I “need” Rss to have those enclosure, but if I think about it, there should be no reason, why Atom does not have this feature.
But I don’t know about this. I don’t know about the benefits of Atom over RSS. I don’t know if I even can switch to Atom. Now, you could say that I should ‘just’ go out and read about it. Inform myself. Which I – and most of you as well – will not do. Because we are lazy and it is okay working at the moment.
So if you have a preference – If you like Atom, blog about it. Blog about why you prefer it over RSS. What the beauty of it is. “Go read the spec and see the beauty of it” does not work for me. “Technorati loves you more with Atom.” does. :o)