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It’s not a stupid sort of marketing article BTW — It's an article that you might want to read and genuinely get value out of anyway, even if you have no interest in 1Feed.

It's something that wouldn't be out of place on my personal blog, either.

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The cool thing is, I get to write genuinely useful stuff while also building 1Feed’s search presence — it's a win win situation for me and the reader!

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🥳 After a lot of procrastination, I finally pushed out the first piece of content on the 1Feed blog!

I’ll be pumping out more content over the next few months, as I hope to make it a large marketing channel for 1Feed.

Let me know what you think of it!

1feed.app/blog/break-your-twit

👋 Did you sign up to 1Feed?
I’d really love your feedback in this survey:
1feed.app/surveys/beta1

✨ It only takes a few mins to complete if you give brief answers (although more detail is always nice)

✨ Your answers are equally valuable to me whether you still use it or not!

codetheweb.blog OS usage stats:
60% Windows (!)
16% Mac
15% Android
5% Linux
3% iOS (!!)

1feed.app OS usage stats:
41% iOS (!!)
26% Mac
19% Android
11% Windows (!)
3% Linux

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It's crazy how much browser/OS stats depend on your audience.

codetheweb.blog browser usage stats:
75% Chrome
9% Firefox
6% Safari

1feed.app browser usage stats:
49% Safari
38% Chrome
6% Firefox

Wrote a few thoughts on how I plan to spend less time on my phone — might be helpful to some of you too!

(I'm trying to get into a habit of writing smaller things more regularly on my blog)
ethan.link/blog/treats-vs-chor

Let me know what you think of the idea/design!

And if you’re super brave, you can also take it for a spin right now at nightly.1feed.app (WARNING: 1Feed Nightly may be unstable, sometimes I push random commits that break things)

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Here’s a preview of an exciting feature coming in next month’s 1Feed release — Timeline screens!! 😁🎉

The main feed is great for keeping up to date, but sometimes you want to see content from a specific site.

Tapping a site’s name in your 1Feed will take you to this screen:

(although I've already got a pretty cool feature planned for the next release 👀)

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This release is the culmination of my work on 1Feed throughout February (it's been a bit slower as I've been focusing on schoolwork).

Almost all of the new features are based on your feedback, so keep it coming! 😁

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1Feed 0.4.0 is now out!! 😁

New features:
✨ An "example items" screen for new users
✨ A button to move feeds between folders
✨ Web app (PWA) install button
✨ Hiding older items by default
✨ And more!

Read more at 1feed.app/blog/whats-new-v0.4. 🌱

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.

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