Over the last 12 months both Facebook and Twitter have quietly removed RSS links from their webpages, eliminating an easy way to receive notifications without the need to interact with the services directly. Meanwhile Google+ has never offered RSS feeds. Of course it’s clear that these social media services have an interest in killing off RSS. They all want to usurp its role as the web’s universal subscription platform and become the de facto gatekeepers of the web.

Apple joins the war on RSS Gerd Leonhard comments: the ever increasing death of The Commons - this can’t be a good thing for the majority of users… (via futuristgerd)

FJP: Everyone wants to control the plumbing.

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