I'm pretty sure that Google is trying to replace RSS with Google+. I've already done a video on how I use Google+ instead of RSS and RSS Readers, but in this video I am showing you more proof. Google has a few days ago released a new Follow badge for websites, that acts like the old RSS buttons. You can directly follow a website on Google+ without leaving the webpage. That is one more step to replace RSS with Google+. I have 171 followers of my website, and hopefully I will get more. This is the future of subscribing to blogs and websites.
Scroll down to the bottom and follow this website!
Or go directly to my Google+ page and follow it here.