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I’m afraid the web/tech community has done a lousy job promoting RSS, and even people I consider tech savvy aren’t aware how to use RSS or how it would improve the way they consume information. Between a Facebook News Feed shaped by commercial interests and a raw stream of information powered by RSS, i’d rather have the later.

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One thought on “Beyond filter failure

  1. It does feel like the demise of a channel.

    New channels have the filters built in, whether it’s the edgerank or the number of upvotes. RSS never had a built-in filter and was always nearly invisible for people who are not power users.

    It’s more Darwin and less Shirky. New channels are winning over RSS.

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