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
YO, yes!

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

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@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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