At his blog, Luis Villa muses
on the topic of RSS and what can be learned from Google's decision to kill Google Reader. Villa contends that "the widely perceived failure of RSS is not really a failure of RSS, but rather a failure of the user experience of discovering and subscribing to RSS.
" In other words, Mozilla and other browser vendors have dropped the ball by not treating feeds as "a first-class web citizen
," which helps walled-in, proprietary solutions like Facebook and Twitter. Solving the problem is not simple, he admits, but he does float the idea that browsers "provide a minimum viable product for light web users – possibly by supplementing the current 'here are your favorite sites' links with a clean, light reader focused on only the current top headlines
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