Reclaiming subscriptions and access to information

After deactivating my twitter and facebook accounts (again. again.) I was struck that most people don't seem to subscribe to RSS feeds anymore, relying on twitter and facebook for notification when content is published. Which means, on the one hand, I've muted myself because many people will no longer know when I post something (which may be for the better). On the other hand (actually, I guess it's the same hand…), it means that many people have completely abdicated control for their information to companies and their opaque/secret/unknown algorithms....

October 22, 2016 · 2 min

back to FeverËš

I tried switching to Pulp as my RSS reader a couple of weeks ago. The interface was interesting, and it syncs across multiple devices (Mac and iOS) using iCloud, so there's no Google-tracking. Sounded interesting. Worth a shot. Yeah. Well. That didn't work out so well. The iCloud syncing never worked well for me. Not sure if I subscribe to more feeds than it can handle, but there you go. Constant issues with getting feeds and state synced across a couple of computers....

June 18, 2012 · 2 min