Scott Rosenberg echoes what I feel about the potential of RSS.
The simple combination of blogs and RSS presages a whole new model for personal publishing and communication online that’s already taking shape.
The beauty of RSS is that it lets you build an ad hoc network of experts and friends whose postings you want to tune in to. Then you don’t have to think about it again. Along with blogs, RSS fulfills the Internet visionaries’ prediction that we’d all find a set of “human filters” to help us navigate the new information seas.
As the lines between “publisher” and “subscriber,” “producer” and “audience” get increasingly blurred and decreasingly useful, RSS will be at the center of the action — helping deliver on the Internet’s promise of personal publishing for all.