A major win for RSS syndication

The Christain Science Monitor now offers RSS feeds of its news. This is the first major news source to put its entire content in RSS format. I doubt it will be the last.
I, like a lot of other people, have found that I can scan a lot more sites for interesting information using RSS feeds. The delivery and rendering of the text is faster and being able to see all the news in a consistent format makes it much easier to scan headlines and summaries.
I have also found that I have dropped RSS sources that don’t provide a summary of their stories. For sites that aren’t in the top tier, RSS is almost guaranteed to increase the number and quality of their readers. For top tier sites, they may get fewer browsers, but should be able to increase the loyalty and frequency of their most-loyal readers.