Question: how do you keep up to date with news, consume news and fine new sources to follow?

Specifically tech, as that’s what I’m interested in, but could be anything really.

@kev I keep up to date through this Fediverse account, my Twitter account, and LinkedIn.

I am also subscribed to a few tech and cybersecurity podcasts that I like.

Lastly, I am in a Telegram group where we discuss cybersecurity and consumer tech.

@L1Cafe @kev Is there a place where you can find public Telegram groups on different topics?

@punkscience @kev not that I know of. The Telegram groups I'm in consist mainly of close friends and direct conversations through Twitter and Reddit.

@kev I used reddit to find sources to add to my RSS reader. I'd go to subreddits for topics I was interested in, check which posts I was interested in, and then add the site it was from to my RSS reader.

@kev Mostly RSS feeds accumulated over years and a dozen of podcasts. But, most importantly, a solid understanding and acceptance of the fact that you will never be able to keep up with everything.

@kev reading it from my "Blogs and News Feeds" in Thunderbird.

@jordan31 @kev
I mostly read popular computer news. I have bookmarks to their headline listings, look through these for articles with interesting headlines. As most of these are 'copies' of the real articles in blogs or specific websites, I look for links in these articles to get to 'the real stuff'. If I often land on one site through this, that site is added to my reading list.
Also I look at forums which focus on my interests.

Example of a popular magazine:

I assume everyone knows this one already, but I have found hackaday to be a wonderful resource for keeping up with tech news for many years. They have got a good mix of details about hobbyists' projects, reviews of new tech and sometimes in-depth tutorials. There is an RSS feed and also a bot here on the fediverse which posts all the blog entries @hackaday @kev

@kev RSS feeds, obviously 😉. Most of it comes from the HN feed but I try to diversify that and be less dependent on that one community/algorithm.

@Matter @kev I’m trying to be more choosy with my RSS feeds for just this reason.


Linux/sys admin podcasts, certain peertube/yt channels and blogs all through RSS

@kev beside podcast mobile app, mainly through Feedly RSS reader, which I keep updated adding/removing feeds based on current interests.

Then, either I read the items directly in app or I send the interesting links to Pocket mobile app (or use the browser extension if I'm at my laptop).

Finally, I use service to have a digest of unread Pocket articles delivered to my Kindle Oasis.

I've been using this setup for long now and I'm quite satisfied with it.

I use Tiny Tiny RSS with the Android clients installed via @fdroidorg

@kev Years and years ago, I started consolidating RSS feeds into Google Reader. When it died, I moved into Feedly, and I've been there since. RSS feeds come and go depending on my interests, but I have between 50 and 100 different feeds (I think, there's a lot of them) that I browse through on a regular basis. I'd like to move away from Feedly to something more Libre, but so far I've been too lazy. Every now and again I'll research alternatives, but I have yet to actually make the move.

@mike @kev

I've started using tiny tiny rss as an alternative to my bird site feed.

If it works well then plan to cut bird site time down further.

I still have a bird site account, but I never login, and only occasionally post to it using Buffer. I really should just get rid of it at this point.


@mike @kev If you want to selfhost, there’s miniflux. It’s really minimalistic but works well and has nice features.
Something more like the old google reader would be tiny tiny rss but I haven’t used this one.

@vordenken I've been trying to move away from self hosting lately just because I don't feel I have the time to put into it to do it the right way. Lazy, I know, but I need to have some time during my day where I'm unplugged and I can play with my kids or just sit on the couch with my wife.


@vordenken @mike @kev +1 for miniflux. Tiny (for real) footprint and has everything I need. I really fell in love with Go software in Docker for self-hosting.

@mike @kev

I'm curious what sources people are using as well. I use reddit, hackernews, and a ton of slack channels (how I miss IRC).

For RSS specifically, the folks at @Framasoft are doing great work creating and supporting opensource services/software.

They have a hosted "Framanews", or you can download and host it yourself.

@mike doors feedly support OPML exporting? You can have an account on my FreshRSS server if you like.

@mike @kev

In the same situation as Mike, used Feedly for a while but eventually ditched it as I exported all my feeds as OPML and imported them into Flym. It does exactly what I need it to do and not much else.

Link to githb repo here:

@mike @kev I have TT-RSS running in a container on an old laptop that I use as a home server. I’ve been using Newsboat (terminal based reader) to connect to it which has a nice filtering system on it for article searches. I use WireGuard so I can reach the server from wherever while protecting it from unauthorized access. I’m just about to experiment with elfeed in emacs, which has similar functionality to Newsboat. You can connect to TT-RSS with it using a separate connector plugin, apparently.

@kev, I use NewsBar as my RSS client. It’s an iOS app that keeps a backup of my feeds in iCloud, but I can easily export it into any other client. I might move to TinyTinyRSS, if/when I become a MetaARPA member on SDF (or I might just stick with local clients).

As for discovery, anytime I come across an article in the fediverse, Hacker News, or Reddit, I take some time to check out the blog and subscribe if it seems worth it. I think I’m well over 100 feeds, but most of them are low volume.

@kev Mostly Reddit, Hacker News, RSS and Mastodon.

Browser home page opens on, and (Italian press agencies and newspaper), then a few Japanese newspapers in English and in Japanese.
For the tech side infoq, dzone mainly and Twitter for some parts (Kanban community, Toyota Kara, lean and the like).

@kev After Google Reader died I moved to Newsblur and never looked back.

@kev I made a python script which compile to html blogs and news (published 'today') I am interested in and open them in the browser. List of 'news and blogs' is changing, depending on my interests

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