I’ve been using RSS for a very long time. I don’t remember exactly when I started, and I know there must have been a period of time before I used it, but that was probably back in the dark ages or something, so I don’t care
I think I first started using it to keep track of the various web comics that I read (and still do), but soon discovered that it could be put to very good use as a tool for keeping up to date with more useful information, such as the news feed from a company I’m interested in, or the resources list of a tutorial site.
I’ve spoken before about using RSS, and think that it’s a highly valuable resource - but more and more I’ve heard people telling me that RSS is dead, and that social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook killed it. “You don’t need RSS” they tell me, “because you can get notification of new content via Twitter”.
Personally, I hope not, and hope that RSS keeps going. I know that Twitter and other social networks have their place, but IMO they’re no replacement for RSS, and what RSS lets users like me do.
RSS lets me consume the content when I want to, not when the social media department thinks I want to. If I use a good tool (such as the aforementioned Inoreader), I have a single place in which the news and information I want comes to me, and waits patiently for me while I do other stuff.