RSS never disappeared, it just became a bit forgotten about as people got sucked into proprietary platforms. I have used many different RSS apps and services and have come back to hosting my own (https://apps.nextcloud.com/apps/news) but Feedly, Inoreader and Tiny Tiny RSS are all good alternatives.
It's Time to Get Back Into RSS | Daniel Miessler
@ScottMortimer I vouch for.both Innoreader and Feedly for cloud aggregators.
RSS is wonderful and nowhere at all duplicated by social media.
@ScottMortimer in general I totally agree but sadly the author only suggests non-free Software even though there are a lot of Libre and ethical alternatives available (which TTRSS is definitely not, it's Open Source but developed by a Nazi who puts posts on his forum which are unpleasent to him in a virtual 'gas chamber')
@ScottMortimer I'd use RSS more if entries didn't disappear when I'm too late to catch them.
@alcinnz @snailerotica @ScottMortimer Oh hi! @clacke just interviewed @fluffy and me about full-history RSS feeds, so you could listen to that interview if you like: http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=3082
It doesn't technically air in the podcast until next Tuesday but you can still listen to it now.
Also, I'll give a shoutout to Newsblur - open source, can be hosted/self hosted, can pull full feeds from truncated/Atom feeds. Newsboat, if you prefer a CLI is also really good!
@ScottMortimer you saw that HN post too, huh? I was really annoyed by how the author kept using past tense for RSS in the post.
@ScottMortimer while limited perhaps, I've been using the RSS reader in Thunderbird. This way I can check my mail and feeds all at one spot.
@ScottMortimer what dragged me from staying with RSS after reader got nuked was twitter. I used that as my feed reader. I followed my favourite writers, bloggers, journalists, lawyers, economists, etc. And it became a single firehouse.
I could never go back.
@ScottMortimer I'm trying to recreate this experience with RSS. I'm subscribing feeds with a reader but then having a page pull all the feeds out as one in a river of news / planet style.
No folders, no tags, no bloody unread counts.
So I can open my feeds on a webpage and just scroll through a timeline of article summaries, just like I'd do with twitter.
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