Is RSS Dead Yet?

Image of Groucho

So I’m building these web apps in my spare time (because that’s what I do), and I’m adding RSS feeds for certain types of updates, et cetera. But when I think of my immediate friends & family, I don’t picture them using RSS. Not everyone can be so serious about computers, I guess.

So, on a whim, I type into Google something like “Who uses RSS?” But all the articles start with something more like “Who uses RSS any more?

As if it were a fad.


RSS Feed Reader Shootout

You could say that I was shocked and horrified when Google announced that they’re going to take Google Reader out behind the barn and give it the Old Yeller treatment. It’s not an exaggeration to say that with the possible exception of whatever editor I’m using to write code these days, Google Reader has been the piece of software that I use most on a daily basis.

Software screen capture

My Google Reader stats as of right now.