Steve Gillmor, editor at TechCrunch IT and Head of the Gillmor Gang, sayz:
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.
He continues further on:
Twitter, Facebook, FriendFeed – whatever they grew from, they morphed into a realtime CMS for the emerging media. Twitter, not RSS, became the early warning system for new content. Facebook, not RSS, became the social Rolodex for events, casual introductions to RSS’ lifeblood, the people behind the feeds. FriendFeed, not RSS, captured the commentsphere. RSS got locked out of its own party.
Dave Winer, inventor of RSS, comments on this:
Nicely written piece, and you can tell that you love RSS, which of course I do too. :-)
Sad to say, but I believe Mr.Gillmor is right. Almost.