Motherboard: The Rise and Demise of RSS

Motherboard: The Rise and Demise of RSS. Oh boy, if I ever agreed less with a headline… “About a decade ago, the average internet user might well have heard of RSS. Really Simple Syndication, or Rich Site Summary—what the acronym stands for depends on who you ask—is a standard that websites and podcasts can use to offer a feed of content to their users, one easily understood by lots of different computer programs. Today, though RSS continues to power many applications on the web, it has become, for most people, an obscure technology.” Important but depressing.