Twitter takes a step closer to RSS

As recently as one year ago, I relied primarily on RSS feeds for news updates. On my personalized Google Reader account, I received round-the-clock headlines from about 60 of my favorite blogs, meticulously handpicked and categorized into bins like

As recently as one year ago, I relied primarily on RSS feeds for news updates. On my personalized Google Reader account, I received round-the-clock headlines from about 60 of my favorite blogs, meticulously handpicked and categorized into bins like “breaking news” and “analysis.” I still occasionally check up on RSS, but lately I’ve found the links people post on Twitter to be more worthwhile, since they require less work and have special significance to at least one person I’ve decided to follow.

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