MG Siegler known as Paris Lemon on Twitter posted an article yesterday about RSS being dead, that article made lots of debate around the social media and blogosphere, but MG is known for writing such articles that’s why he is one of the top writers at TC.
Anyway, I left him a comment saying that RSS feeds can not be compared to Facebook and Twitter traffic and therefore RSS feeds are not dead.
Thing is that regular people that are not into technology love to read two or three tech blogs and most likely don’t even know what RSS means or what the official Icon for RSS is, therefore they subscribe via
- Email Newsletter
- Facebook (Fan Page)
- Twitter (follow accounts)
But then you have geeks like me who has over 300 tech blogs in RSS feeds (Google Reader) and they are all sub-categorized in folders (Phone Blogs, Android Blogs, Windows Blogs, Apple Blogs …etc)
RSS feeds is never going to be dead unless Google shuts down Feedburner and even then, I could subscribe to blog.com/feed
To be honest, you can’t compare RSS feed to any social media website service because 140 or 350 characters for me at least is not enough to know exactly what am I about to click or read.
Anyway, what do you think? Is RSS dead? If so , why? (Leave your responses in the commenting section below)