The death of the RSS Reader

Real Simple Syndication, otherwise known as RSS, is a brilliant idea, a little blip of computer code that tells a blog post, when it appears on a website, to appear in subscribers’ feed reader or pop into their e-mail inbox. Now, it seems many people are abandoning RSS. It’s not a coincidence that at the same time RSS is in decline, sites with real-time info like Twitter and Facebook continue to gain popularity. Twenty years from now, when RSS is a question in your Trivial Pursuit game, will you re…

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