- I'm a big fan of RSS and there is a thriving community behind. Just check out this list: https://github.com/AboutRSS/ALL-about-RSS
- The bigger picture behind the osmos project is to create an IDE for personal knowledge management. On the surface:
1. I read my rss with osmos::feed.
2. I capture reference links from the feed with osmos::memo.
3. I digest the knowledge and connect them into notes with osmos::note.
- All of them are done with plaintext (some sprinkle of markdown), remote hosted on GitHub, so they are easy to run NLP and ML against. Potentially with GitHub actions, or locally with some bot, with a cloned repo.
- In the long term, I was hoping to create a "positive feedback loop". Use ML to extract patterns from my notes, make connections for me, and recommend interesting reading in the osmos::feed. On the other end, osmos::feed can use NLP to detect how each article in the feed might connect to ideas from osmos::note and make note-taking even easier.
- The parent project (https://osmoscraft.org) is still in super early stage. Would love to let the community give it a spin while I keep iterating.
- Thanks again for the ♥
On the other hand, it sounds like you are staking a position that the web is for docs not apps.
Not sure why we are often presented with apps vs. docs - why can't it be for both? I feel that those that don't want it to be for apps are taking away some of my freedom: I need some apps and if I can't get them on the web I'll probably have to turn to a proprietary platform.
The only reason rss isn't more widespread is, it is to useful for consumers and hard to monetize for FAANG's
Now i'm happy using fraidycat (https://fraidyc.at/) because it behaves the way I want: a very active source will only overshadow itself. Instead I have a list of all sources and I can have a quick look of the latest article of each source on the same screen. When I feel a source is too noisy it means I'm not interested in every single post, so I push it down to lower levels of importance, who live in a different tab. I know stuff happens there but I'm rarely interested so it's ok if I check only once a week for example.
I paid for Feedbin for quite a while, but it had too many issues/missing features. I replaced it with nothing, unfortunately.
(I think at the time it was one of those Sod it, I'll write my own moments, and of course never got around to it.)
Admittedly mostly as a result of no longer using it, but currently the only source I read regularly (by email) is Levine's Money Stuff. If I could get his column and some YouTube 'subscriptions' by RSS, I'd be in.
I don't think there's an rss feed for "a selection of new things that youtube expects that you would actually watch, from the channels you follow, which youtube would list on the main page or whatever for you", so you can get exactly the same things,
but if you just want to subscribe-through-rss to all the channels you subscribe-through-youtube , you can.
You can also subscribe to a youtube playlist, if a channel has a playlist you are interested in, but which is only a minority of their videos.
Do you mean there is a unified feed that list all new entries in my subscribed channels? Or that one need to add a seperate rss-feed for every followed channel?
I only know the second option, and it kinda sucks to maintain multiple places. Would be really great to have just one place to to that.
1 - If you are on mobile app, subscribe to the channel on youtube. Them every few days, check your subscriptions on YT and add them on your RSS reader, while unsubscribing from YT.
2 - On desktop, many RSS readers have extensions to follow the current page, so you could use an extension to subscribe. Some mobile apps might let you share a link to it, and them subscribe there.
The inconvenient thing about that is, it could be more cumbersome if for example, you sit on your couch and want to just cast some video to the TV. On a RSS reader you might need to click the link, which will open on YT app, and then cast.
Will have to check that, that'd be great.
But with RSS, I have an eBook view of what's new on any websites I'm interested in. Nothing else in the way, no navigation bars, no waiting for pages to load, no waiting for a cell signal, etc. Scroll up down through a list of recent updates, click to read, scroll through if interesting, swipe left/right to switch to the next/prior entry, or go back to the index. Done. Reading the day's updates happens in record time. With knock-on benefits that it's easier to follow small sites with infrequent updates... They come to me, I don't have to keep trying to check for updates from them.
* I had some nice PDAs back in the day, but WiFi only became a thing right about when PDAs went out of fashion, so I don't know if there were any good RSS readers back then. It wasn't until smartphones that it became a problem I was motivated to solve.
I'm only on Twitter (and trying to reduce its use), so I'm trying to go back to RSS, but I'm struggling to find content.
I wonder if people here know of any resource to discover blogs. Inoreader suggests some blogs and has search functionality, but I found it a bit lacking on that camp.
Use this site to find active rss blogs , I got this link from a HN post a few weeks ago , I’ve had quite good luck finding great blogs on topics I liked from this finder .
And oh, I also migrated my youtube subscriptions to RSS, it's much more convenient imho.
What I can't really track with RSS is HN! Too many updates per day :)
I'm looking for a smarter RSS reader on Android than the existing ones. Features I'm looking for :
- automatic deduplication of items
- smart labels powered by ML
- My own grouping based custom filters AND smart labels
- easy access to discussions that might exist on social website for a given link (twitter, HN, reddit)
You might already know this but that's actually a very fluid barrier.
If you use the angular cli to start a project you can - with one command (ng add @angular/pwa) make it installable on devices after you've deployed it on an https server.
There's also a premium version which may support some of the other features you've mentioned.
- must sign up to use the application
- impossible to select several items to mark them as read/unread (possible in Aggregator, and I can't live without it)
- the grouping is based on the feeds (same as Aggregator), but I'm looking for label grouping ala Gmail
- must pay for the search/label feature
- in text only mode, the items are hard to read. I like Aggregator's way of seeing the source's favicon next to the items
I tried all the free Android RSS readers under the sun, and none has the perfect combo of features I would like.
You can replace most of your social media feeds. I'm compiling a list of URLs you can use to replace existing services with RSS:
It's kinda strange how the great cultures of technology always stagnate at some point and start dying, while the swallow cultures live on and just change names and faces.