RSS vs. Curated news
I've been following the Google Reader debacle and from what I've gathered, people seem to be of the opinion that social media is the reason for its demise. I disagree with this entirely, but this isn't the topic for this post
What I've also seen is that quite a few people have well over 300,000 articles on the backburner, This seems like a weird thing to me. The whole point of RSS to me, a non-user, was that you don't miss out.
Ever since I got my iPod touch, I've been using Flipboard for assorted tech news along with a total of 8 sites on a daily basis for tech and related news (The Verge, Ars Technica, Anandtech, Lifehacker, Polygon, Macworld, iMore and Techcrunch, if it matters). All of these are pinned to Flipboard too.
And for me at least, this is a highly efficient way of checking the day's news. I've realized that I don't want to read each and every article from all of these sites, and news curators, like the aforementioned Flipboard and others like Prismatic and Circa really are good enough for many. Everything I like or want to read, I add to Pocket, where I read it all, making it kinda like a highly specialised RSS feed.
My question to you guys is: Why use RSS? What advantages do you think it holds over some selected individual sites, curators and read-it-later services?