A Different Problem with Subscription

Aside from the misconception using the word “subscription” and people thinking you have to pay to subscribe to your podcast or blog feed there is another problem with the system of subscribing to media. I came up with the idea, like many others I have, when I was in the shower and thinking about loosing track of people on Twitter and not seeing blog posts from some of my friends in a while.

My idea is that in a world where we now “set it and forget it” to subscribe to media. I guess the same can apply to DVR’s and TiVo’s with season passes. If one piece of content stops showing up, be it a podcast, blog, or twitter status updates and you are subscribed to enough stuff whether the feed is broken or the person has stopped, or paused, putting out content you don’t really miss it. You may actually miss cozying up with the content but you could actually forget about it all together!

I guess this is more of an issue for people like myself, those who are subscribed to a lot of blogs and podcasts. Also for people who use an online aggregator to manage podcasts or river of news style feed readers for blog posts. Buy what do you think of the idea? Are there any content sources that you have missed or forgotten about?