RSS not equal to eMail

It is just coincidence that RSS has risen to prominence just as email has started to buckle under the weight of spam. But that coincidence has lead many to advocate RSS as a replacement for email. I think that shows a lack of understanding about what RSS is and isn’t.

  1. RSS is a transient representation of permanent content
  2. RSS is broadcast not narrowcast
  3. RSS is read differently than email

Part of a series inspired by my contribution to Unleash the Marketing & Publishing Power of RSS.