Will Twitter Kill RSS Feeds?
I have read numerous articles this week on the subject of Twitter replacing RSS feeds for some people, so I thought I would share my two cents on the subject. I’ll start by saying I was a late adopter to Twitter, having been signed up for only a few months now. Over that time period Twitter is slowly overtaking my reading of news from my RSS feeds. I have always been a huge fan of Google Reader, and it’s been my primary source of news, sports information, tech blogs, etc… Every day now I find myself removing feeds from Reader once I see the site I was subscribed to also offers a Twitter feed. In the near future I can say I will probably not use Google Reader anymore. Twitter will become my main source of content. So count me in the large group of folks who see Twitter as an RSS killer.
In the next couple of weeks I will be sharing a ColdFusion based project I have created that aggregates RSS based content on certain news subjects (Pro Cycling and Motorsports). This is just one other step I have taken to provide a means of having more content viewable via Twitter.