Matt McAlister has some theories on the RSS question of the week: Why is RSS taking so long to reach big time mainstream adoption?.
Background: Matt works at Yahoo! where he has the title “Sr. Product Manager, RSS & Social Media.” I don’t know Matt personally, but a hack he created is how I get this RSS feed of del.icio.us/smallbusiness to be displayed on a webpage like this.
A long time ago, I quit complaining about RSS being confusing when I figured out that if I took a few minutes to understand it (and drafted off smart people like Matt), I could do stuff like that with it.
(Bonus: My advice to all of my business competitors: Forget RSS – it’s a total waste of your time. I suggest you focus on communicating via fax machines as I hear they are about to make a big comeback.)