Laura Kalbag avatar Laura Kalbag

How to read RSS in 2020

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Another big benefit of RSS is that you curate your own feeds. You get to choose what you subscribe to in your feed reader, and the order in which the posts show up. You might prefer to read the oldest posts first, or the newest. You might group your feeds by topic or another priority. You are not subjected to the “algorithmic feed” of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, where they choose the order for you. You won’t miss your friends’ posts because the algorithm decided to suppress them […]


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    Marc

    Why I Still Use RSS

    Having only the content I want to see only be shown when I want to see it with the freedom to jump between readers as I please, all with no ads? For me, no other service comes close to the flexibility, robustness, and overall ease-of-use that RSS offers.

  2. Étrange hasard, magie de la sérendipité, je lisais « ainsi va la vie, en attendant le tsunami » chez Karl juste quelques minutes après avoir publié mon billet à propos de l'éruption du Hunga Tonga et du tsunami qu'elle a provoqué.

  3. New rule: if your RSS/Atom feed doesn't contain the full content, I don't subscribe.

    I want to be able to read feeds in my feed reader when offline, so I will not lose time to load empty feeds anymore. 😡

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    Daniel Miessler avatar Daniel Miessler

    Atom > RSS: Why We Should Just Call Them “Feeds” Instead of “RSS” Feeds

    I’m no longer calling feeds “RSS feeds”. From now on I’m calling them “syndication” feeds, or just “feeds”. There have been two standards for doing this type of XML-based website syndication for a long time now — Atom and RSS. RSS is older and has more penetration, so its name has been confused with its function. Just like Xerox, Kleenex and Google."