I used to use Google Reader all the time.
It was the most convenient application of a reader side-by-side by one of my most used applications. I would check emails, then click a button to read my feeds.
The two were connected in a symbiotic relationship where I would consume the news from my email and then from my feeds.
It didn’t even feel like I was jumping between apps when I used them.
I still have an RSS Feed app (both on my phone and online) but I find myself visiting it once a week (or maybe less).
It’s not that I’m reading less, in fact I’m reading much more, more than I ever have. But I am getting my information from different sources now – twitter, linkedin, direct to blogs, subscribed mail to the ones I love the most, podcasts, etc.
I can easily go a month without worrying about not checking my feeds and not feel like I have missed something.
I’m not sure if RSS feeds are Dead and I think there will always be a use for them. Perhaps it’s the reader(s) that are slowing taking their last breath.