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.

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Bob is a lawyer, veteran legal journalist, and award-winning blogger and podcaster. In 2011, he was named to the inaugural Fastcase 50, honoring “the law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries and leaders.” Earlier in his career, he was editor-in-chief of several legal publications, including The National Law Journal, and editorial director of ALM’s Litigation Services Division.