Tuesday, April 17, 2018


“Anyone weary of black-box algorithms controlling what you see online at least has a respite, one that’s been there all along but has often gone ignored.” At Wired, Brian Barrett votes for RSS.

I’ll add a suggestion: if you follow a blog in RSS, click through and say something every now and then. Hint, hint.

comments: 8

Josh said...

Came here via RSS! Long live RSS! Long time reader, first time poster :)

Thank you for all the great posts!


Chris said...

I've used Feedly since Google Reader died. I find it a bit clunky to organize but I refer to it several times a day. I'd feel almost naked without RSS.

Michael Leddy said...

Josh and Chris, hello. If I believed in enamel pins, I’d want one of those. :)

When Google Reader disappeared, I tried for a while to visit sites regularly but finally went back to the convenience of RSS (The Old Reader).

brownstudy said...

After Google Reader's demise, I also tried to deliberately visit sites but fell behind on many. (Maybe not such a bad thing!)

I now use a service called Blogtrottr to subscribe to a few sites via email; I'm slightly better at managing email than I am large numbers of feeds. The presentation of the material is not the best, but it's free, and good enough for my needs.

The other thing I do is subscribe to a site's weekly newsletter if they have one. It's another way for the posts to come to my inbox.

Robert Gable said...

I'm here via Bazqux. Before that, Google Reader. Before that, Bloglines.
How long have you been blogging (and I've been subscribing)?

Michael Leddy said...

Mike, I didn’t know it was possible to get posts in e-mail form via an outside service. I will have to look into that.

Robert, I lost track of aworks but am adding it to my RSS. I’ve been at it since September 15, 2004.

Charles Céleste Hutchins said...

Hello from RSS

Michael Leddy said...

Hello again!