Spotted on Mastodon: RSS Algo. From the home page: “An open source client-side algorithmically-driven RSS reader, living with your data on your device.” Also has a GitHub page.
TechCrunch: YouTube to support RSS uploads for podcasters by year-end, plus private feeds in YouTube Music
TechCrunch: YouTube to support RSS uploads for podcasters by year-end, plus private feeds in YouTube Music. “YouTube is growing its commitment to hosting podcasts on its platform. This week, at the Podcast Movement conference, YouTube product lead Steve McLendon confirmed the platform will be rolling out support for RSS uploads for podcasters by the end of the year, among other updates. The new functionality had been in beta testing since earlier this year, as a strategic, invite-only pilot.”
MakeUseOf: 5 Novel RSS Reader Apps to Change How You Get News Feeds and Updates . “When it comes to RSS readers, the conversation usually boils down to Feedly vs. Flipboard. But there are several other new options worth checking out, as they enhance your feeds with AI summaries or algorithms to arrange data by your reading habits or give you minimalist and privacy-friendly options.” Small but interesting collection.
Disruptive Library Technology Jester: Congressional Research Service Syndication Feed. “Use your favorite search engine to look for ‘Congressional Research Service RSS or Atom’; you’ll find a few attempts to gather selected reports or comprehensive archives that stopped functioning years ago. And that is a real shame because these reports are good, taxpayer-funded work that should be more widely known. So I created a syndication feed in Atom.”
RSSGizmos.com currently offers the following tools in an ad-free, cookie-free, yes-it-is-free environment: Kebberfegg — Make keyword-based RSS feeds for a dozen different sources including Reddit, Bing, and Google News. WikiRSS — Search Wikipedia for articles which contain RSS feeds as part of their Wikidata. CountryFeed — Make country-specific RSS feeds using Bing News’ loc: syntax and get them bundled in an OPML file. WordPress Preview — Preview and compare RSS feeds for WordPress.com tag and keyword searches. Bing News Query Checker — Test and three different queries for a Bing News RSS feed. RSS Feed Viewer — Preview an RSS feed. Feed Freshness Checker — Analyze up to 20 feeds at a time for post age and frequency. OPML Maker — Turn a bunch of RSS feeds into an OPML file. OPML Peeler — Extract the RSS feeds from an OPML file to display them and make them available as […]
Fairly new, definitely new-to-me: Feedle. It’s a search engine to find content from RSS feeds. Additionally, you can save searches as their own RSS feeds. I didn’t like the full-page format of the search results, but the results themselves were solid. Recommended, adding this to my toolbox.
InfoWorld: How to create your own RSS reader with R. “Choose your feeds wisely, and your RSS reader will let you easily scan headlines from multiple sources and stay up to date on fast-moving topics. And while there are several capable commercial and open-source RSS readers available, it’s a lot more satisfying to code your own. It’s surprisingly easy to create your own RSS feed reader in R. Just follow these eight steps.”
NiemanLab: This is the year of the RSS reader. (Really!). “It is at this point that the most organized people in late capitalism will rise up about a very small matter and demand something better: An RSS for the people, open source, easily used, and not some weird niche version for podcasts or that uses AI.”
Feedly Blog: Track the latest patents filed on your market. “We heard from our market intelligence customers that it is extremely time consuming to keep up with latest patents in their industry. We are excited to announce our new Leo Model: ‘New Patents’, a machine learning model that allows you to keep up with the innovation strategies of your competitors by tracking recent patents filed on your market.”
Substack Blog: Announcing the all-new Substack Reader for web. “There’s a new reading experience waiting for you at Substack.com. Now you can read all your Substack subscriptions—and more—in a clean, simple, and fast web reader. Everything stays in-sync with your Substack app for iOS. Want to add a publication from outside Substack? No problem—just select ‘Add RSS feed’ from the left sidebar.”
WIRED: The Best RSS Feed Readers for Streamlining the Internet. “RSS has been around awhile now, so there are a lot of very good RSS readers out there. Most of them feature built-in search and suggestions, so you don’t have to go hunting for feeds yourself. You just might discover some cool new sites to read. I’ve been using RSS for more than a decade and recently spent a few months trying almost a dozen RSS reader services. The picks below are the best RSS readers available.” I use both NewsBlur and Feedly daily, and recommend them both.