RSS takes all the fun out of life11 May 2006
Well, it doesn’t really. In fact, RSS is great. (Even if Atom is better, but more people know what RSS is so I’m using that loosely for “feed”/syndication generally).
It’s mostly good because I never kept a list of favourite sites, and visiting/remembering to visit wherever totally takes up too much of my time/just doesn’t happen. It’s bad because some things don’t support RSS… but I don’t really read anything like that. The exception, of course, being LJ comment feeds which DON’T EXIST. It’s annoying how they can be so advanced/innovative with their OpenID stuff, etc., but so backwards in not providing what is (for every other blog service on the planet) par for the course. Actually, I lie. I think Blogger equally sucks in that regard, but whatever. They shouldn’t.
Having said all that, RSS takes away from the, erm, thrill of the chase. You can’t go looking at “just one more site” because they’re all defined in a list, and aggregated for you in one place! Terrible for procrastination. Ah well. Very little of that still required! (Until exams loom closer, that is).