As with all things in life, finding a balance between choosing what to consume and allowing for serendipity is important to maintain. I like to keep my interests going in a certain direction and diving slowly deeper over time, but also like to be surprised and learn things outside my normal skill set or culture. RSS let’s you do both. It’s the most human means of ‘following’ someone online; someone clicks publish and you get a new item in your feed reader. Done. You pick when you want to read it, if you want it to send a notification, and if you want to dismiss that particular publication. None of that is possible in the walled gardens of an algorithmic feed from a corporation. Only open standards allow for this control and flexibility.
Follow the link for the source article on how to set up an RSS reader if you’re not familiar with one.