Interesting article from the Telegraph about the rise of RSS and its (potential) impact on news media.
To the consumer, the main benefit of RSS services is that they make receiving news more efficient. Instead of looking at one news website, then another, and then another, each time looking for stories that are interesting, RSS pulls news from the sites for you, and can do so thematically.
If you want business news from Sky, the BBC and the Telegraph websites, but without the fashion or gardening articles, you can have it. Simply choose the relevant feeds, and leave out the others. You can then go straight to stories without having to go to news organisations’ home pages. RSS also allows users to pick up news from unconventional sources such as weblogs, or blogs, which are opinions, reports and diaries published by individual internet users.
(via Simon Waldman)