I have been using RSS since the first (we)blogs started to pop up. It used to be difficult and time taking to go to each website in bookmarks just to find out, if there was new content.
RSS has resolved this and I was glad to see it has become an unofficial, but efficient syndication format. Its later “upgrades” such as Atom strengthened its position even further.
I am glad that these days you can browse to virtually any website and find a link to its RSS feed. WordPress has helped to bring RSS to the masses, even if masses do not necessarily know about it.
I preach RSS to my colleagues as a means of efficiently following news and not depending on the social networks alone.
Long live RSS!
PS: The icon is similar to the wifi symbol (although there was yet hardly any wifi, when RSS was born).
Image source: Wikipedia