OddPost’s RSS Lives Again in Yahoo Mail. Charlene Li has more. John podcasts the whole thing. Here is proof of OddPost heritage. Scott Gatz explains why he loves his own dog food and writes, “its cool to realize that we are the first major webmail service to offer an RSS reader integrated into the experience.” Goowy does the same thing, though in a flash interface. Paul Kedrosky is wondering why the hell there is so much hubbab around this?
And there are an awful lot of other RSS readers out there, many of which that are much more feature-rich than Yahoo’s product. Don’t get me wrong. There’s nothing wrong with Yahoo’s RSS reader/folder — and it’s much better than Google’s broken stab at the area. But why people are engaging in such frothy fan-boy behavior is a complete baffler.