Ironically, this circles back to the original feature RSS was invented for: updatable 3rd party widgets on the Netscape home page (which was Navigator’s default start page.)
This was my first thought. This is a major coup for RSS!
I guess it’s good? But never forget it was Google who almost extinguished it in the first place.
Was really sad when Firefox ditched live bookmarks back at the end of 2018 after holding out for so long. :/
By killing Google reader? Or something else?
When Reader died, an entire ecosystem cropped up in its place. I and about a zillion other people switched to Feedly or various alternatives and didn’t miss a beat.
My first thought was “oh god, what have they cooked up now?”, but it seem it’s (re?)integrating a limited RSS reader into Chrome?
Sad it’s not coming from Mozilla.
If this catches on then I am sure Firefox will also re-integrate RSS.
That would be both sad and hilarious.
Someone live tweeted the Google IO session on this with more details.