said 1 year, 2 months ago:
I am 100% convinced that it is not just alive, but can be one of the MOST powerful tools in your Social Media arsenal. Traditionally RSS is imprisoned on overcrowded feed readers and unknown to most of your clients, friends, and family. But what about using it for those clients that deploy using automation as part of their strategy. (Not getting in to the do’s and don’ts of automation and please don’t label me as an automationist.) But if your client needs this, unleash the RSS beast.
What do you currently use that has RSS or Atom feed? Your Blog, Delicious, Digg, Flickr, Google +, YouTube, Twitter ( yes twitter ex. http://search.twitter.com/search.atom?q=@webbystation ) and the list goes on and on.
Now what would happen if you ran those feeds through TwitterFeed (be sure you check Bit.ly for tracking) or some similar 3rd party app? With one click, you are now feeding your “stuff” to your entire social grid. First off to FB pages, then on to Twitter, LinkedIn, AOL Lifestream, and back to your Blog sidebar if you want. Talk about being all places at once. Automation on Steroids. Of course be sure to have a well planned Gliffy diagram, and yes, I suggest you use this judiciously and with discernment.
Now do you see why I say RSS can become a social media ICBM?