Today in Social

Matthew Ingram runs down the “RSS is dead” meme, and correctly dispenses with it. He points out some ways to reboot it, and tune up RSS readers, and re-iterates that, although sometimes you want a real-time river of news to flow over you, sometimes you want to stand back and take stock of things. I heartily agree, and I expect that most people have at least three content consumption modes: efficient  scanning (RSS reader-style), passive watching (Twitter), and active seeking (web- or site search). And there’s always something to be said for a strong editorial hand.