Twitter, now X, was once a useful site for breaking news. The Baltimore bridge collapse shows those days are long gone.

  • @[email protected]
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    2 months ago

    I used to get all my news from Reddit and I, unfortunately, fell into the habit of reading just the headline and then comments. After quitting I started looking for an healthy replacement to my news fix. I looked at many different RSS apps but many of them had monthly fees or the interface just sucked. Eventually I found an amazing one (iOS only) called feeeed that has been incredible. It’s free, no in-app purchases or ads, lovely interface, a simple reader mode, dark mode, and more. I really recommend it for anyone trying to quit Twitter/Reddit for news.

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        2 months ago

        Yeah sorry, my subscriptions aren’t the best example of the content you can subscribe to. I mostly follow tech news and deals. My intent with the screenshot was to showcase the general layout of the app. You can subscribe to any RSS feed you want though, like traditional news sources about non-tech things.

        Here’s an example of what that could look like (I made a folder with 3 traditional news sources and pinned it to the bottom nav bar):

      • Jesus
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        42 months ago

        I just gave it a whirl out of curiosity. It’s kind of garbage in, garbage out. Subscribe to good RSS news feeds, and you get good stuff. Subscribe to Gizmodo blog spam, and you get blog spam.

    • @olympicyes
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      152 months ago

      I just read this headline first and your comment second. Yikes. Guilty.

    • @AngryCommieKender
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      102 months ago

      I remember when Reddit was consistently two to three days ahead of the news cycle. Same for Fark

        • @mahomz
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          12 months ago

          I use Feeder too, it’s entirely satisfactory.

    • @neclimdul
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      62 months ago

      Thanks Aaron Swartz! Reddit might not be working out but RSS has the staying power.