Don't let Google News decide which stories you see, control your own news with RSS:
Also, did you know you can follow any Mastodon account through RSS?
Just add ".rss" to the end of the account's address, for example:
@switchingsocial Didn't know that about rss on Masto. Thanks!
@switchingsocial Merging all my news and Messages in one tool would be great.
But not in an RSS reader. Not enough structure, no replaying to messages.
RSS feeds can become Fediverse Posts. There are many tool sources and even services.
The handling may get improved / more integrated, a „Phonebook“ maybe?
I don't know if this is what you have in mind, but you can follow RSS feeds on Friendica just like they were other users. Their posts appear on your timeline just like any other post.
@switchingsocial I did not know about mastodon RSS feeds.
@switchingsocial Another great RSS reader:
@switchingsocial Oh heck, that Mastodon RSS thing is a great tip!
My favorite RSS reader is Liferea, a desktop application.
I understand that most people these days seem to want web-based ones so they can bypass the desktop/phone sync problem. But maybe it's OK to not be in front of your news feeds literally every second of the day. :-P
@switchingsocial the problem with RSS is that it's polling which is pretty nasty
@switchingsocial for RSS on Mac, Vienna is the way to go (open source, native and actively maintained)
@switchingsocial I stonkin' love RSS!!!!! This is a super tip!
@switchingsocial You probably should stop recommending RSSOwl, it's unmaintained.
Thanks for the warning, it's removed now.
I, too tried to find out what exactyl those vulnerabilities are (to maybe check if the apply to me, and/or if i can live with them), but failed.
Thanks for the input, that you haven't found a simmilarly good dektop rss reader.
I'll probably stick with #RSSOwl for now, but with a bad feeling. :-(
That's cool! I actually like to do it the other way around: I consume RSS feeds through Mastodon with bots from newsbots.eu - This allows for easy commenting.
Another option is Friendica, you can follow RSS feeds just like they're ordinary users and they appear in your stream, no need for bots.
mastodon.at is a microblogging site that federates with most instances on the Fediverse.