This past weekend saw the birth (or rebirth) of a “meme” about how RSS readers are dead, killed by Twitter and Facebook. At first I nodded my head in agreement, because I’ve gradually stopped using my RSS reader as much since I became an active Twitter user, and I know many friends who fall into the same camp. But the more I thought about it, the more I realized that the two serve different functions for me, and while they overlap to some extent, I am still using both and will probably continue to do so. In that sense, RSS isn’t dead, but merely evolving — much like the web itself isn’t dead but just evolving.
How about you? Do you find yourself using Twitter/FaceBook more and your RSS reader less?
I am using it MORE than I used to. Mainly because outlooks cool rss integration. I don't have to have a separate reader. I find twitter useful for rare links I don't see anywhere else. However, the 'daily spammer' that drops self links gets unfollowed quickly.