Andrés Cárdenas

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What makes RSS better than social timelines?

Tracy raises important questions about the possible end of the timeline era:

Does RSS still feel better if you use it to follow people on Mastodon, for instance? How does the experience of reading social posts change when it’s delivered by RSS rather than a social media timeline?

I tried reading my social feed (Mastodon) via RSS and it became noisy, at one point I felt it was getting in the way of the longer form posts I’m used to enjoy on my Feed reader so I went back to the Mastodon Timeline. I’d say it’s the mindset but also the Reader itself. Together made the “scrolling process” more natural but it’s too technical to use or mass adoption.

Andrés Cárdenas
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