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.
@kev reddit and rss
@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.
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.
Linux/sys admin podcasts, certain peertube/yt channels and blogs all through RSS
@kev good ol’ RSS feeds
@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 p2k.co 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.
@kev RSS feeds, read with newsboat.
@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.
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 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 ansa.it, ilpost.it and agi.it (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
I don't. Important news find their way, anyway.
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