In September of last year I wrote a series of pieces about rebooting RSS. I think it's inevitable, given the popularity of Twitter, and the new use of the net to distribute leaks about governments, that the service offered by Twitter will be unbundled. And RSS, or something exactly like it, will be at the center of that unbundling. That was the premise of the series I wrote last year.
All I'm doing here is linking back to those pieces, in order, because they've come up in various offline conversations I'm involved in. Having the list in one place saves me the trouble of sending it via email several times.
9/13/10: How to Reboot RSS.
9/16/10: The Architecture of RSS.
9/18/10: Rebooting RSS, pulling it together.
9/20/10: Rebooting RSS, short names for feeds.
9/22/10: Rebooting RSS, interlude.
9/24/10: Why use RSS?
9/27/10: How to use open formats.
Related, but not exactly on-topic for this thread, 7 free ideas for an academic Hackathon, and 4 more free ideas. They're related because almost all of these ideas create components for the open version of Twitter.