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I’ve written a basic intro on how to read RSS in 2020, with some recommendations for feed readers.

(I started writing this a few weeks ago, but now might just be a great time to curate the news you want, and filter out the needlessly overwhelming stuff.)

laurakalbag.com/how-to-read-rs

@laura nice intro to RSS. I was curious to know why you left Feedly off the list. Is it because of privacy issues, or that they’re not considered small independent developers or open source?

@laura The <link rel='alternate' /> element on this page doesn't work because the quotes are unbalanced.

First attribute value (href) starts with a single quote and ends with a double quote, last attribute (title) starts with a double quote and ends with a single quote so all of the attributes are treated as a single long href.

@edavies thanks for the heads-up! My site is such an embarrassing mess 😂

@laura Hello Laura. Helpful article. You might also consider adding Feeder app for Android. It is free and also downloadable from F-Droid.

@laura I really love RSS. I now self host TwitRSS and get feeds from Twitter users I want to keep following.

RSS (+e-mail) allowed me to quit Twitter and be a lot less present on other proprietary platforms. I wish RSS would get more love, hopefully your post inspires people to try it out and “revive” it again

@laura I’m a pretty big fan of Reeder on Apple platforms. It’s a pity that Windows doesn’t seem to have any great native RSS readers.

@laura

Did I miss something ?
I don't find anything for Linux.
I use Liferea but i'm very disappointed about its search engine (apparently there is no advanced search, no way to search only in a specific feed for example).

@LienRag I only recommended web-based options for Linux because nobody suggested anything for Linux that was not reliant on other software or specific technical skills (command line etc).

@laura @LienRag FeedReader looked to hold promise, but I haven’t used it enough to know if it’s actually _good_.
jangernert.github.io/FeedReade

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