Kevin Bae

Non-Social in a Socially Networked World

Google Craps on RSS Again

Google keeps cutting off RSS for its various services. The biggest shot at RSS was when Google shut down Google Reader. Now they are shutting down RSS for YouTube. According to Ars Technica:

If you’re a news junky, you probably use an RSS reader like to keep up with stuff on the Web. One of the nicest ways to consume YouTube subscriptions was to use an RSS feed of new videos, allowing them to show up just like news articles do. You might not have noticed yet, but Google quietly shut down this feature a few days ago.

This is not good for an open and decentralized web. Instead of using apps or applications of our choosing we’re being corralled like cattle into using what the big online services want us to use.