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RSS/Atom feeds are fading - at least for now. Twitter stopped providing them years ago. Google Reader Social had them, G+ does not. Facebook removed personal page feeds. Tumblr barely provides any.

On the other hand, subscription/notification is ubiquitous. It's just all proprietary.

I assumed this was due to business issues; a desire to lock in customers.

Perhaps there are technical issues that contribute however. Is Atom/RSS fundamentally and unfixable flawed?

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