March 14th 2013
By Mike Flaminio
In a surprising move Google announced it will discontinue its RSS Reader service. The online tool was a popular way to manage RSS feeds from many Websites in addition to discovering new content. In a blog post the company said it is being discontinued because usage has been on the decline.
For many, social media has taken place of RSS as a vehicle for both following and discovering content. Rather than subscribing to RSS feeds and monitoring them with a reader, people can more easily follow/subscribe individuals and organizations on Twitter and Facebook, for example.