RSS dry

So I’m hooking up a module to publish an RSS feed for the sake of virality, and it strikes me that RSS should be more fun.

I still subscribe to feeds here and there, but I find Twitter, Facebook, Techmeme, whole blogs, personal email, and mailing lists are more urgent twitches. There’s something about the feed reader interaction that’s barren and dry. You want more human pathos in an app.

But maybe that’s just the style of my feed reader, Google Reader. Techmeme is a feed reader in some ways and it’s much more lively.