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If you want to know where degree zero of the Web 2.0 world is - it is Gnomedex 2005 and you have just missed it. The blogosphere is going crazy with speculation and comment, driven largely by Microsoft's announced plans to deeply integrate RSS technology into Longhorn. Exciting news, certainly. But also, a bit like getting a smile from a crocodile.
The trend is becoming clear. RSS is more than just a plaything for bloggers and news junkies. What HTML was to the Web 1.0, RSS will be to the emerging 2.0 zeitgeist - in which tagging, social networking, and consumer created and controlled media will be ascendant.
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