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RSS: The original federated social network protocol

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  1. cwagner
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    I love RSS and I wouldn’t know what to do without it. Used it for years, first with a desktop application (FeedDemon, also was a user of his CSS editor TopStyle), later with GReader, after its...

    I love RSS and I wouldn’t know what to do without it. Used it for years, first with a desktop application (FeedDemon, also was a user of his CSS editor TopStyle), later with GReader, after its death I evaluated a bunch of tools, used Newsblur for a while and after they raised prices for legacy customers (I really didn’t need most of their features) finally switched to a self-hosted TT-RSS instance (again after evaluating several alternatives).

    I currently follow 97 feeds which I all read (kinda, 96 + 1 for my work forum to ban spammers). Mainly tech blogs, some recipe sites, some crypto sites, a few news sites.

    RSS has repeatedly been called dead, but that’s just not true. Almost every blogging service or CMS offers RSS by default and the author of a site doesn’t even have to know what RSS is. Many people say Google killed it, but I fully agree with the author of this article that Google killing GReader actually revived RSS.

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