Thoughts / Mediated content (Part 3) / 13 January, 2009

Fred Oliveira, from webreakstuff, suggested in this article to stop reading your rss feeds. An intriguing idea that I’ve been forced to follow for the last 6+ months, I replied:

Afraid of the increasing number of unread posts, I have been postponing catching up with RSS for so long, it is 6+ months already, so there it goes.

One not-so-obvious reason is that RSS feeds forces us to read all the articles on a writer’s mind, while twitter and other social networks mediate by decanting and broadcasting the best articles, so you just get la crème de la crème. It is similar to getting CDs, which force you to have all the songs, compared to just buying the songs you like from iTunes.

Next step would be to delete RSS links from our blogs.