I was over @ TechCrunch one of my favorite non Caribbean tech blog. They recently made a post about the death of RSS feeds a result of twitter. I think the search feature on twitter will thrive and I recently started using this feature to target West Indians "a yard and abroad". I recently identified added benefits here, here. I don't think that RSS subscription will go anywhere but it will morph into twitter like functions. Twitter will need to develop functions that will allow followers to place information in categories, easily.




Excerpt from Tech Crunch:




It’s time to get completely off RSS and switch to Twitter. RSS just doesn’t cut it anymore. The River of News has become the East River of news, which means it’s not worth swimming in if you get my drift. I haven’t been in Google Reader for months. Google Reader is the dominant RSS reader. I’ve done the math: Twitter 365 Google Reader 0. All my RSS feeds are in Google Reader. I don’t go there any more. Since all my feeds are in Google Reader and I don’t go there, I don’t use RSS anymore.



Of course, my friends use RSS, or they used to. Pretty much every blog has an RSS feed, and aggregators like TechMeme spider RSS feeds as well as the original pages on the sites. I’ve wired up TCIT, the Gillmor Gang feed, and my YouTube feed on my FriendFeed, but that’s FriendFeed using RSS, not me. I believe FriendFeed outputs RSS, but I don’t use it.
RSS changed the way we processed information, by turning search into push and content into people. Before RSS, I patrolled the Web for news. Information didn’t exist until I found it. RSS let me identify people likely to write interesting things, and soon I stopped looking and switched to receiving. In this world, partial feeds were irritating, taking me out of my new pristine think tank and back to the hunt and peck methodology. Once back on the site, the goal was to keep me there, or link to partner sites
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2 comments

  1. Jamaipanese  

    May 6, 2009 at 7:09 PM

    I don't think it will die, just technology evolving :D

    enable url and domain comments on your blog ;) not everyone has a blogger account or open id :)

  2. ORLANDO  

    May 6, 2009 at 7:14 PM

    I agree Jamaipanese. I do think things will merge.

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