I keep up with all the serials I follow in Google Reader. Last week, Google announced it is discontinuing the service. Their stated reason was declining use and it's not one of the core things they want to focus on.
It's easy enough to migrate to another feed reader, although I'll wait until the hubbub dies down (some alternate feed reading sites have crashed due to the large number of migrants). But I sure hope the day won't come when RSS feeds themselves go away. There's no other such clean direct way of getting just what you chose without extraneous clutter. I'm surprised that commentators are talking about RSS as something esoteric that was only used by techies and journalists. Surely anyone that reads blogs at all will have noticed the orange button and clicking on it hardly takes any more technical skill that it does to turn your computer on in the first place.
RSS feeds are especially well suited to keeping up with web serials! So, serial authors, what do you think? Any reason why you wouldn't keep offering RSS feeds to your readers? Will we keep RSS alive?