It's the end of the summer holidays 🌅

I'll be a bit quieter here during term time, but I'll still be working hard on 1Feed (both product & marketing) when I have the time -- just a little more offline.

I still appreciate feedback on 1Feed, I might take a little longer to respond tho!

If you want to empathize what it's like for an elderly/inexperienced person using technology, try setting your phone keyboard layout to DVORAK for a few hours 😅

And yes, of course, ActivityPub / integration with Mastodon would be nice, but at least start with RSS/Atom/JSON feeds!

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(also sorry for the caps earlier, but this is something I feel very strongly about)

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That said, at least they're doing the talking part in the first place, it's better than nothing. And part of me remains hopeful/optimistic that something good might actually come out of all this.

But it's frustrating.

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Yes, there are more things than RSS that needed to be sorted out, but RSS is a solid and necessary first step.

This screams all talk and no action to me.

And I bet in 2yrs they'll come out with some fancy new home grown protocol that they expect the rest of the web to use.

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I'm sorry, but this is ridiculous:
nitter.nixnet.services/bluesky

Twitter's fancy "decentralisation team" spent over a YEAR working on... A PDF REPORT.

They could have literally spent a few weeks re-adding RSS feeds, which they removed in 2012, essentially cutting off tweets from the open web ecosystem.

Full release notes:
1feed.app/blog/whats-new-v0.3.
And if you're just signing up, let me know what you think!

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Two super exciting announcements for 1Feed today:

🐦 Twitter support!! Now you can get tweets from your favourite people right inside your 1Feed 👌

🥳 Public sign up! Now anyone (you included) can go straight to 1feed.app and sign up, no waiting required 😁

And before anyone asks, you can DM me here to sign up for early access as well as on Twitter! The Twitter DM button was just a hacky temporary measure and I'll be removing it in a few days 😛

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I've removed Google/Firebase Analytics from 1Feed! 🥳

I'm now using @plausible Analytics to get better insights that will help me improve 1Feed in a privacy-respecting way (no cookies, no IP address logging).

Read more:
1feed.app/blog/whats-new-v0.2.

Getting ready to take 1Feed.app out of private beta and allow public sign-ups!

Rather than going for a generic "sign up" button, I've decided to switch it up a bit to stress just how easy it is to get started with 1Feed:

It seems like I've been blocked from sending 1Feed invites via Twitter DMs for a little while, they seem to think I'm a bot cause I'm sending lots of similar links out 😅

1Feed invites will resume when I can send DMs again!

Just pushed the final 1Feed release before opening up 1Feed to 🎉public signup🎉

It brings small improvements as well as important tweaks to the onboarding process.

I'll be inviting the rest of the early access users this week before opening it up!

1feed.app/blog/whats-new-v0.2.

It's not open source at the moment, but eventually once it's stable and has some traction I hope to open source it and have a business model similar to Plausible Analytics.

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Hey everyone! I'm a solo programmer, currently working on 1feed.app. It's my attempt to bring the pleasures of RSS to a more mainstream audience and help people take back their attention :)

As part of that, I want to support the open web and decentralised platforms, so I've made this Mastodon account, and I'll be posting all future tweets here as well!

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