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IMHO, blogs are one of the few sources of original content left on the internet. A humble Android tablet with Readify gives me better and less addictive content than any “social network” or “mass media”.

And it’s on us to keep RSS popular and widespread, so they don’t kill it.

RSS is kind of a shit protocol. They killed Aaron Swartz for trying to make it better. ActivityPub is a more modern version but the development of that protocol was also disproportionately influenced by in the wrong direction.

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RSS is a format for data (often served over HTTPS), not a protocol. I don’t really understand comparing a data format to a federated communication protocol.

ActivityPub is barely more than a format either. In fact, the things that are supposed to be protocol are completely disagreed about by all the major softwares, making it useless as a protocol anyway.

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I get the feeling that it’s working pretty well

If you are benchmarking, sure, it’s above par. But it had much more promise than that, and perhaps my mourning of it’s compromised potential comes off as dismissive. I was on the standards committee for it and researched decentralized social network protocols full time for many years, so it’s a bit personal for me. If only people knew just how much better things could be. I see it as a personal failure that I’m not better at communicating that vision.

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If only people knew just how much better things could be.

This is where I’m advocating a lot. Btw, I took note on major challenges to overcome to be able to go much further than where we are now (and not slide backwards either). See: https://discuss.coding.social/t/major-challenges-for-the-fediverse/67

The majority of these challenges relate to social issues, btw. Or sociotechnical, if you will.

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oh :/

Yep, and if you wanted a better data format for feeds, checkout json feed: https://jsonfeed.org

It does have a few minor improvements. But that’s mostly just because it’s newer. It’s important to understand that the problems with RSS have nothing to do with it being XML. We should set and even demand a much higher bar.

In data science, serialization matters very little.

They killed Aaron Swartz for trying to make it better.

This is a joke, right? Right?

Only partly. He was opposed to many of the things that ultimately became it’s shortcomings.

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RSS/Atom is comfy and does what I need it to do: it tells me when a page is updated.

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lol how do you replace tinder with rss?

People who use RSS as an aggregator - What’s your setup like?

FreshRSS selfhosted on online web server. Using webapp on android

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Public or private?

The Nextcloud news addon is not bad as a private feed reader. And I am using a WordPress plugin to syndicate a public Planet from RSS.

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I use an RSS-to-Email service to send updates to me. I then filter them into folders such as Not Important and Videos for me to read when I have some downtime. (And a few feeds go to my Inbox for fast action).

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man, I wish. from what I’ve read Facebook has been making it difficult to access its content via RSS and I’d guess most of the services on the trolley do the same.

a bit off topic, but is there a Nitter/Invidious-like front-end for Facebook? for when you’d like to check pages of the businesses that use it as their main website, for example.

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Not exactly the same as Nitter, but the closest is the Frost Android app.

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it just loads a Facebook website, which is what I’m trying not to do.

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I’ve tried several RSS readers but none really work for me for some reason.

I think what I need is a big bucket to which I point several RSS feeds. The software’s main job is to deduplicate everything and stop showing me the stuff I’ve already seen (unless I’ve explicitly saved them). And definitely not show me any discussion about any of those things unless I specifically request that.

I’ll hope to write this some day, that should show me how good or dumb the idea is.

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Emacs’ elfeed does this by default, and Thunderbird’s feeds allow one to delete articles.

Cool, thanks for that. I’ll certainly give it a shot.

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ATM I only use RSS for podcasts with AntennaPod, what am I missing out on?

Reddit, youtube, blogs, etc all use RSS. Almost all content online has an RSS feed.

I’ve been trying to find a good reliable rss feed reader for android for a while now, still haven’t found a good one.

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I have been using Feeder for a while and it’s great imo.

I tried that, but I just can’t stand its UI :(

I use a fork of it called readyou: https://github.com/Ashinch/ReadYou

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ActivityPub for me.

who tf uses 4chan besides white supremacists 😂

There’s more to 4chan than /b/ and /pol/

Mostly pubescent thinkers of all types. Same for Reddit and all the others with varying approaches to herding / shepherding.

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I do. Mostly /a/, /ck/, /g/ and /vg/.

Yes, the place has been infested by Stormfront refugees, /pol/ is cancer central undergoing metastasis and spreading cancer everywhere, and /b/ managed to go from “this shithole was never good, but it’s funny” to “this unfunny shit needs to improve to become a shithole”. And the whole site has been redditised, so users there spend more time assuming words on the others’ mouths than actually discussing the topic.

However, it’s still a decent place to discuss random stuff. Your typical Anon is dumb as a brick, but at least not dumb as a snoo. Entitled whining leads you nowhere there so most entitled users either leave or stop whining. And there’s still some sense of humour left, not touched by the alt right.

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