There’s been so much battling back and forth about RSS recently, it’s felt like a political debate. I mean, c’mon, it’s a friggin’ content syndication format. How the heck could there be so much anger floating about?

I sort of tired of most of the name-calling, in-fighting, and general nastiness that surrounding timestamps and code semantics. So, I’m definitely happy to see the Echo Project taking off in such a positive way. What’s the Echo Project, you ask? A vendor-neutral, easy-to-understand, community-built weblog format that’s already getting great support from tool developers and the weblog community. What’s this mean for bloggers at large? I’m not entirely sure yet, but I have a feeling it could spark some real innovation and help foster a new sense of collaboration, even amongst competitors.