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 This has been suggested before, at least when Google axed Reader-- if you remember how much Reader was favored for syndication feeds.
As for myself, I'm trying to find a solid and convenient way to organize RSS. I toyed with Liferea, RSSOwl, and Thunderbird (particularly with OPML formats), but I haven't resettled into something I really like, yet.
@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.
mastodon.at is open to all users and federates with most instances.
🇩🇪 🇦🇹 🇨🇭 mastodon.at ist offen für alle User und ist mit vielen anderen Instanzen verbunden.