There seems to be a meme traveling across the web about whether or not RSS is dead and if it has been replaced by Twitter. The answer is no. While I can admit to not using my FeedReader as much since following some key figures on Twitter, RSS is still a staple fold for keeping an eye on things outside of the Twittersphere. Because I’ve paid special attention to who I follow on Twitter, I don’t have to worry so much about unwanted noise or seeing a bunch of links unrelated to what I write about. While I would still like to have stronger filtering, I’ve managed to simply deal with it and hone in on the good stuff.
However, to limit yourself to Twitter instead of RSS is a dumb move because your feedreader provides you the opportunity to see the bigger picture. You get to see many viewpoints instead of just one. You get to see trends outside of what people are talking about. Instead of updates or cool posts from here or their on the web, your feedreader serves the purpose of bringing all sorts of great information from across the web to you in one location.
So don’t let anyone fool you. RSS is not dead.