Sat 11 Sep
Paid Content reports on the apparently inevitable demise of RSS readers like Bloglines and Google Reader:
“But people no longer seem to be abandoning certain readers for others — or for other ways to access those same feeds. Instead, they appear to be abandoning RSS readers as a way to read the news altogether. Hitwise, for instance, tells us that visits to Google Reader are down 27 percent year-over-year, while visits to Bloglines are down 71 percent year-over-year.”
I agree that, like most long term technologies, RSS is passing out of the hands of the power user and into the consumer realm where it already looks much different than it did only a few years ago. It’s a little sad for me, since I’m a huge devotee of my RSS reader, but ultimately I think its evolution augurs even more exciting things.