A year ago I started to be annoyed by traditional social networks like Facebook and Twitter and started to look for alternatives.

First part of my solution is Mastodon. Open source social network that I ended up running on my own home server. No more ads, no more post sorting by relevance. Just a chronological wall of posts that I want to see. I am so glad that there is software like this...

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Second part is RSS reader. I ditched Feedly and moved to self hosted TinyTinyRSS. Again: no more post sorting by relevance. Sadly, many webs don't support rss feeds. It used to be more common for websites to support RSS.

For example CzechTV video library ivysilani.cz has no RSS channels.👎
On the other hand, mall.tv has such RSS channels per show and it is so convenient to just subscribe to my favourite show. 👍 No notifications, no emails, just open rss reader when I am ready to watch.

@stepan There is feed43 which will scrape pages and present feeds, but it has some limits. I have half of a clone of it on my site, currently entirely unusable, so I hacked together a feed parser for mangadex since they haven't done that in v5 yet.

@Zergling_man I am currently running a RSS-Bridge. github.com/RSS-Bridge/rss-brid It is a modular service which scrapes webs and presents them as RSS feed. But this shouldn't be needed in perfect world...

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Škorpil's Mastodon

Štěpán Škorpil's personal Mastodon server - instance of federated social network