RSS is about as dead as blogging

If I had a penny for every time over the, nearly, ten years I have been blogging that some pundit has declared it dead I'd be pretty well off. Now they are doing the same to RSS and yet RSS is more useful than ever.

Firstly Google Reader has made it really easy to create "bundles" of feeds and allow others to piggy back on others' ability to find the good stuff. For those of you interested here is my Google Reader Bundle.

Secondly I love this idea from Steve Rubel. You can search your archive of feeds in Google Reader. This means that in addition to taking pot luck on the wild and woolly web I can now search the writings of the smart folks whose RSS feeds I follow for specific topics to see what they have said about them.