Great article from The Atlantic on RSS solving algorithmic feed problem. I agree with the other problem, though, of making RSS more accessible:
“But though RSS is remarkably useful, it can be daunting to the uninitiated, and it lacks the slick marketing and cultural footprint of the social-media giants."
Solution: all browsers need a prominent built-in RSS button.
I recall Safari had one. When I searched for it, I learned MarsEdit dev @danielpunkass made a replacement after Apple removed it in Safari 6.
It’s time; bring back the RSS browser button.