Every now and then I’ll see a blog post predicting the future of feed reading, and invariably it’s written by someone who spends every waking moment reading their feeds. Which is fine, of course – we certainly want to know what power users expect from the future of RSS. But predictions from these folks are usually based on what they need from RSS, and their needs don’t always match the needs of the majority.
Most people who use an RSS reader don’t live in it. They use it to stay up-to-date with the latest news from the blogosphere, to keep tabs on what people they trust are talking about, or simply to kill some time between more important tasks.
This blog post is aimed towards these people – the ones who love their RSS reader, but don’t feel withdrawal symptoms when they don’t use it for a day.
What do you want from your RSS reader in the future? If you could change the future of feed reading to suit your needs, what would you want that future to look like?