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Why aren't RSS feeds popular these days?

In the wake of Digg’s RSS reader’s demise, Alan Jacobs argues that the RSS feeds are declining in popularity because they have no currency in a culture that values page views, sharing and virality. “As long as we want clicks and likes and shares and RTs more than we want genuine understanding, we’ll use social media platforms rather than RSS”. I love RSS feeds. Without them, The Sizzle would not function. Bookmarking a bunch of websites and checking them every day would be too slow. Relying on a bunch of tweets and Facebook posts out of chronological order would mean I miss out on things. Reddit? Please, that joint’s a dumpster fire at the best of times. For me, it’s RSS or bust.

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