Kijiji and Economist low key phase out RSS



Sad.

I’ll never understand why with all the talk about platforms taking over the web and the consequences of good journalism dying (ie. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REmGYaLNCFg), we can’t circle back to good old RSS feeds.

Screw Twitter and Substack and Patreon, etc., just give me a good RSS feed and a way to pay for it, and RSS with filters (I use Inoreader) is better technology we’ve had for 20+ years.

Even The Economist just stopped publishing the full World This Week feeds and now just has the first few Politics/Business headlines. I’m so disoriented not having that to read on my Kobo anymore. I need a good replacement RSS feed for a basic rundown of world events…

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Saving Pocket from Full Text blocking



Finally figured out this workflow workaround for getting full text articles onto Pocket (and on to my Kobo) from websites that won’t share full text webpages via RSS.

  1. Read Email Later
  2. Connect to Pocket.
  3. For problematic websites, from RSS reader (I use Inoreader) use the email share shortcut and use your Read Email Later address.
  4. Connect Pocket to Kobo.
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Is power ultimately > compute constraint in AI?



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Excellent anecdote re: digital market distortions



Anyone know how to link in a specific audio clip from a podcast episode? The timestamps in the link are not honored in how WordPress picks up the link.

Nevertheless, check out 15m30s to 16m30s here from Ross Roberts:

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Feedly mute filters sweet feature for RSS



My love for RSS goes back to using Google Reader + Yahoo Pipes to do some very cool things and so I was stoked to see this feature request marked completed.

Sounds like they’ve already soft launched this:
https://blog.feedly.com/mute-filters/

Some examples of why this is useful- makes boolean search triggers possible on sites with rudimentary search functionality like Kijiji, you could pair down all kinds of feeds that have way too much noise to pay attention to like local events feeds, and this essentially compliments Google Alerts by allowing you to do the opposite of using search triggers.

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