I just found this article from Gizmodo about RSS while going through the list of new items in my feed reader (Miniflux) because it was on the front page of Hacker News, to which I subscribed using RSS. The article says that RSS is a better alternative to consuming news through social media (especially Twitter). I really agree with this. Since I consume my news primarily via RSS, I can avoid click-bait much better and don’t spend useless hours reading uninteresting articles.
Like two or three weeks ago, I was a little bored and thought about installing something new on my server again. Yes, I really like installing “things” (it’s actually just adding some Docker containers to my configuration — what nerds do) on my 5€ virtual private server, especially when those things improve my life in some way. I installed Miniflux and using it really opened my eyes about the way I consume news.
How do you follow the blogs and news sites that interest you? Twitter, Facebook, Feedly or any other newsreader? I used to do that too, but now I only use email. Email? That’s right, my mailbox is my newsreader. Although I’m offering an app on Google Play that does the exact job of displaying news, I’m now mainly using my email inbox and Telegram to keep up to date with the latest news and topics I’m interested in.