What startles me is when peers start advertising the death of RSS. The explanations I hear are somewhere along the lines of “Why use RSS? I count on the people I follow on Twitter to share links to good information”, or similarly “I just check Hacker News a few times a day to read up on the latest news”. I strongly believe the contemporary fetish of liking and sharing cheapens the way we consume our information. Don’t get me wrong, I do see value in community driven content, but there’s also a lot of dirt and sensationalism. Some days it feels like I’m reading the front page of a cheap tabloid.
Exactly my thoughts and why I’m not switching from RSS to Twitter for my daily dose of news.