Twitter is not RSS

The Macdrifter:

Twitter is great. I funnel a lot of stuff from Twitter into Instapaper and Pinboard. But Twitter is a flowing river. I am not on Twitter all day so I miss the clever banter and people complaining about Twitter. RSS is time-shifted.

He’s dead on here. I get so sick of people deeming RSS “worthless.” At least a third of the links I post here derive from RSS, along with much of my Instapaper queue. I find scanning through a long (occasionally 300 plus) single list of unread RSS items still the most efficient way to keep up with tech and film news. Flipboard, Pulse and every other alternative out there can’t come close to its speed.