Google Reader's Death Is Proof That RSS Always Suffered From Lack Of Consumer Appeal

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http://techcrunch.com – The idea of RSS was one that never quite gripped with normal Internet users. Sure, for us geeks who absolutely love consuming as much information as possible, RSS is a wonderland. When Google launched Reader in 2005, I can remember surfing to all of my favorite sites and looking for that little RSS logo, clicking on it and subscribing to the feed. So easy, so awesome to “us,” and so not easy or awesome to anyone else on the planet. I’ve heard many smart people try to explain RSS to normal folks, such as “turning content into television stations, allowing you to subscrib (IT news)