RSS is Dead – Twitter Killed It

When I first read Steve Gillmor‘s piece on TechCrunchIT titled “Rest in Peace, RSS” I thought it was moronic. After thinking about it for two weeks, I am not so sure anymore:

“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.”

Read the entire article here.

2 thoughts on “RSS is Dead – Twitter Killed It”

  1. Explain.

    I’m with the commenters & your first response. Twitter just isn’t “working” for me for several reasons.

  2. I love Twitter, but the content I get there is entirely different from the content that I get via RSS. I subscribe to all the jokers on twitter via for good laughs during the work day. RSS is about actually news that I need to hear about–scientific developments the likes of which you can get via scienceblogs. Most of the *abstracts* for even brief reviews wouldn’t fit in a single twitter message.

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