Apr 18, 2023·edited Apr 18, 2023Liked by Siddhesh

"We don’t browse the web or surf the internet anymore. We just scroll."

this is because almost everybody WRONGLY believes that "RSS is dead", which is one of the biggest lies online: https://stop.zona-m.net/2019/09/rss-is-still-great.-and-needed.-more-now-than-ever/

and, if I may, the same lie is also one of the reasons why I was basically forced to join Substack, see https://mfioretti.substack.com/p/i-just-started-a-newsletter-and-its

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The downstream effects of this are that there's probably at max 5 people I know IRL who might know what RSS is, sadly.

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personally, I know more than 5, quite more probably. But it makes little difference, because those who still USE RSS aggregators on a daily basis are about 5.

But that's a reason to keep fighting the good fight, not abandon it. At least on the side. That is, I was forced to come to Substack, but I won't stop saying every time I can that RSS is a much better solution than newsletters.

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‘we owe it to ourselves to do something pretty cool with our high internet speeds and super fast laptops and latest iPhones, otherwise what’s the point?’


It’s easy to be cynical about the deficiencies of the internet and internet culture (I am guilty as charged) and in the process lose sight of the potentials and possibilities. This piece was a timely reminder for me. Thank you.

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