Really? RSS Is Dead?

Really? RSS Is Dead?

We recently posted an article on LockerGnome that “RSS Readers suck”. As a blogger who relies on RSS feeds to inspire new ideas on a daily basis, I completely disagree with the article, but it was linked to in another article to support the proclamation that RSS is Dead.

My question – if RSS is really dead, why are they so many third-party RSS apps supporting the use of RSS beyond use of the (completely ugly and totally hideous) web-based Google Reader? People obviously want to use RSS to read blogs via their desktop, mobile, and even offline.

I find it hard to believe a core function of the internet is dead when a marketplace is thriving for people who want to use that functionality.