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After some thinking about the current state of social media and mass email lists, RSS came to mind, and it's actually a much better alternative for privacy.

No data collection, no feed manipulation, no email newsletters.

jrswab.com/im-rethinking-rss.h

@jrswab I'm a huge fan of RSS. Still the best way to consume content without algorithmic shenanigans!

@jrswab What I like about RSS that you can follow youtube channels and if you set it up, you don't have to go to youtube, you can use your favorite media player to watch the video, or download it for later.

@parasurv love it! I wonder if that is how "New pipe" does it

@jrswab
I love RSS. I am maintaining #Newspipe (gitlab.com/newspipe/newspipe) since 9 years. So far I've collected something like 250,000 articles ;-)

@cedricbonhomme So the gitlab site is the latest code? Also, JARR == #newspipe ?

I am thinking about hosting an instance for me with sqlite on nearlyfreespeech.net and wondered what was the latest in docs and code.

@PresGas yes, latest code is on GitLab. JARR is the previous name.

@cedricbonhomme Thanks for the quick reply! Is it safe to assume that sqlite would allow multiple users? I think I would have just me as the user, but want to log in to mark read, etc.

@PresGas yes, multiple users won't be a limit for SQLite.
Let me know if you have a problem.

@jrswab
YO, yes!

This week I unsubscribed from so many email newsletters and switched to a site's RSS feed instead. It feels great.

@albijuli Nice! I am building up my RSS as well and as for email I am much more picky. I had to abandon my gmail account because its too far gone.

Plus I like privacy 🤓

@jrswab @albijuli

Would you guys considering the RSS conversion tools to be publishing API with push notifications ?

JSON for data exchange is common for system.

@barronbig Got a link to more information? Sounds interesting.

@jrswab

We could copy the rss raw and convert to this. I got this inspired and looking into the server program for such conversion.

freeformatter.com/xml-to-json-

@jrswab

We could apply modules to extract the rss feeds via developing respective modules using node.js

npmjs.com/package/xml2json

@barronbig @jrswab

um I just use Feedly? (I'm still not over GReader.)

It hasn't happened in a while, but occasionally I'd get the odd Web site that just won't RSS right and I'd have to get creative, but that was the extent of my tweaking.

@albijuli @jrswab

No worries. we can find more people to develop. You can provide more details about your user experience.

@jrswab @albijuli I used IFTTT to send RSS feeds as emails for some time. It worked great because everything was directly sorted into a folder and I could use a tool I already used. I also set up auto delete in this folder for mails older than 3 days. But since I discovered Miniflux, I stopped doing it the email way and enjoy a proper RSS aggregator instead. It's also way easier to subscribe to new feeds and it has some features (like bookmarks or saving to Wallabag or Pocket) that aren't available that way with email.
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