The reports of the death of RSS have been greatly exaggerated. RSS feeds are still used by millions of people and applications on the web. RSS is useful to search engines that crawl sites looking for new content to index. RSS can be used for News mash-up applications that work behind the scenes and can help your content get discovered and shared. RSS can also be used for cross promotion with other sites such as R Bloggers. If you have a blog or news section, remains RSS a best practice to help promote it and attract quality backlinks to your site.