Microsoft has spoken and we’re gonna have to follow. The orange button you see at the left is the new standard icon to indicate that an RSS or Web feed is available from a blog or Web site. Grab a version of the new icon here.

P.S. Microsoft’s RSS team borrowed the icon from the more-than-happy-to-share-it Firefox folks.

Oh, and the significance? The awful acronym RSS (for Really Simple Syndication) – which means  nothing to most people – will start to fade away. You’ll just know that there’s an “update” you can get from the Web page you’re visiting by clicking on the orange button.