Mike Becky

RSS Readers Are Due for a Comeback ➝

Brian Barrett, writing for Wired:

The modern web contains no shortage of horrors, from ubiquitous ad trackers to all-consuming platforms to YouTube comments, generally. Unfortunately, there’s no panacea for what ails this internet we’ve built. But 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. Tired of Twitter? Facebook fatigued? It’s time to head back to RSS.

We should all spend a little less time reading knee-jerk reactions on social media and spend more time reading thoughtfully composed articles in our RSS readers.