With this in mind I feel that this article provides a good roundup of what RSS can do for you. If you are new to using RSS, or have often wondered what that orange icon is all about then I highly recommend 30 Different Uses for RSS by Michael Fruchter.
I’m making an effort to become less reliant on visiting websites for the data I need. Spending a majority of my time in Google Reader, I decided RSS could help me accomplish this task. I no longer have to visit Yahoo to read my horoscopes or sports scores. I now track my Ebay auctions from Google Reader. These are some of the ways I started to recently use and rediscover RSS.