I’ve been using an RSS reader for about a decade now and still check it several times a day. I can see the appeal of getting rid of my RSS reader and keeping up with the news on Twitter — having one less inbox to keep track of sounds great. But, I feel like I’d need to follow too many people on Twitter in order to make sure I didn’t miss anything interesting.
You see, I’m one of those completists that Glenn mentions. For whatever reason I can’t bring myself to ever hit the mark all as read button — I have to read every single headline and every single tweet. And from this perspective, the only way to keep myself from going crazy while still keeping up with everything is to curate a tight list of RSS feeds to subscribe to and Twitter users to follow.
Maybe I’ll change my tune at some point in the future. But, until then I’m happy continuing to read news in my RSS reader.