Beard on RSS vs. Atom news feeds

Jeff Beard has an interesting post this morning, The Great RSS vs. Atom News Feed Debate, about the decision by Google-owned Blogger to use the Atom format rather than RSS for Web log syndication. One observation: Jeff writes, “There are many news aggregator programs and web site services that work with RSS, but very few will read Atom at the moment.” According to the Atom site, there are a dozen compatible newsreaders, including NewsMonster, NewsGator, NewzCrawler, BottomFeeder and Shrook.