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Fraidycat - Toward Following People Instead of Platforms

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    1. skybrian
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      Is this your project or are you quoting someone?

      Is this your project or are you quoting someone?

      3 votes
    2. Amarok
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      This looks pretty damn awesome, thanks for sharing it. <3

      This looks pretty damn awesome, thanks for sharing it. <3

      1 vote
    3. vivaria
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      Now that I've used it for a day, I have to say the UI is missing a key bit of functionality I've come to expect from RSS readers. There's no clear indication for when something has updated! This...

      Now that I've used it for a day, I have to say the UI is missing a key bit of functionality I've come to expect from RSS readers. There's no clear indication for when something has updated!

      This is a big deal when sources are hidden behind emoji tabs and frequency categories. I found myself clicking tabs repeatedly to see if there were new developments. This sort of behaviour is what RSS is supposed to help avoid! It's not much different than checking the websites themselves.

      I get that it tries to eschew having a list of items to scroll through, and I like that, but unread counts served multiple purposes. It really should have some sort of indicator dot when activity has happened.

      1 vote
    4. vivaria
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      I love the pitch. I'm a big RSS advocate, and have spent a lot of time using various services to convert YouTube channels, Twitter feeds, subreddits, etc. into RSS feeds so I can avoid using the...

      I love the pitch. I'm a big RSS advocate, and have spent a lot of time using various services to convert YouTube channels, Twitter feeds, subreddits, etc. into RSS feeds so I can avoid using the native platforms. I definitely feel like the target audience here, so thanks!

      EDIT: It's a shame that it doesn't take a stab at scraping the content itself from the websites, but I imagine that's a much harder problem to solve without ticking off the platforms. For websites like tumblr/pinterest in particular, the individual posts aren't substantial but they add to be greater than the sum of their parts. I don't see myself manually clicking each post for an aesthetic blog but I do like to unwind by scrolling for a bit on those websites in particular.

      Is there a way to use this without having to go click -> back -> expand -> click -> back -> expand? Am I missing something about the hackability?

      (Still, there are definitely usecases outside of that that I can see myself using this for. It looks perfect for anything where an update would be considered substantial in its own right, rather than as part of a homogeneous sludge of goodness.)

      EDIT2: Also, rip no dark theme.

      EDIT3: Oh no I've become one of the people who complain about the lack of dark themes.

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    kjhanonichi
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    looks cool, sounds cool. not to keen on the name, but i'm curious to try it out. i think it's a great idea anyway. have you looked into https://relaychat.app ? i think it's a similar idea, but...

    looks cool, sounds cool. not to keen on the name, but i'm curious to try it out. i think it's a great idea anyway. have you looked into https://relaychat.app ? i think it's a similar idea, but it's got a chat system and stuff built in. i'm currently queued up, not sure what's going on, but the queue for entry is almost 6k folks

    2 votes
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    Grand0rbiter
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    But i still need to have accounts on said websites, right?

    But i still need to have accounts on said websites, right?

    1 vote
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      mrnd
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      It doesn't seem so - it parses RSS or scrapes the page if not available.

      It doesn't seem so - it parses RSS or scrapes the page if not available.

      3 votes
      1. Grand0rbiter
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        Cool. Instagram now has a popup that blocks from vieweing too long if you don't have an account. I want to see the instathots.

        Cool. Instagram now has a popup that blocks from vieweing too long if you don't have an account.

        I want to see the instathots.

        2 votes
  4. arghdos
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    Any mobile support? Definitely appreciate the mission here

    Any mobile support? Definitely appreciate the mission here

    1 vote
  5. Wolf
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    Just started using it. Love the idea. Having some problems with instagram and twitter though. Anyone else have this problem?

    Just started using it. Love the idea. Having some problems with instagram and twitter though. Anyone else have this problem?

    1 vote