Tom Schmitz // Jan 5 2011
Among all the new trends for 2011 I’m reading about the imminent death of RSS. People have moved on to Twitter and Facebook. Really? Me thinks some prognosticators need to cool their jets. First, RSS was never popular to begin with. What did it reach, a 15% market share? Twitter probably got more users in the twenty minutes while Ashton Kutcher sat on Oprah’s couch. RSS was never cool…or is it? Maybe it’s always been cool? Let’s test.
People like all the cool things that stem from the punk, post-punk, goth and industrial music movements, but the closest that most of you will get is buying a black leather Fonzie jacket from JC Penny.
What gives? RSS is the ultimate curation tool. You get to select the blogs and authors you like. Your RSS software delivers stories right to your screen. The best part is that there is no hit and miss like you get scanning Twitter or Facebook.
I think you may be surprised by how easy and fun RSS is.
Play with it.
You’ll soon wonder why you never tried RSS, then you’ll be one of the cool Internet kids hanging out in your virtual black leather jacket.