RSS may be coming back. I could not be happier if it does.
I was an enthusiastic user of Google Reader until they took it out behind the barn and shot it. Now I use Feedly. The important thing to me about RSS is, I pick my sources, and then I see everything they publish. No ad-driven algorithm is deciding which stories to show me and which to spike.
As more dirt comes out on Facebook and the way they used deep psychological analysis of each one of their
victims users for deciding which stories would get the most rise out of them, the importance of taking back control of the stories you see in your daily feeds should be evident. RSS is the simplest, easiest, best-supported way to do that now, with no new technology required.
Now, another thing I favor is text over video. But that’s a rant for another day.