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    I still remember reading with incredulity people saying they’d stopped using and RSS reader and got all their new stuff from Twitter.

    Granted, maybe they were using some super-fancy giant Twitter client with tons of curated lists and that worked for them but I still don’t understand how it’s more convenient than RSS.

    I pay for Feedly and I’m happy I do.

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      I personally set up a local Tiny Tiny RSS instance. The UI isn’t as fancy, but I control it, at least.

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        For me the value of feedly is in that I can use it on multiple browsers/devices. It’s possible self-hosted solutions can do this as well but at the time I wasn’t in a position to afford self-hosting…

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          I’m not either; I just stuck a computer in a corner and used it on that.

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      proudly use, pay for, and contribute code to NewsBlur. the ecosystem that sprung from the ashes of Google Reader is more or less indispensible in the age of 3rd parties ‘curating’ (and or censoring) the news feed or voting brigades taking stories to negative scores before wide visibility. the right system makes it easy to follow 400+ feeds and never miss a story.

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        it’s a slippery slope between having RSS feeds for just a few websites and instead of having RSS feeds for hundreds of websites. If you’re not careful, every time you open your RSS reader, there will be 1,000 unread articles waiting for you

        newsboat 2.10.1 - Your feeds (96 unread, 439 total)
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        In practice this is not a big deal - there are a couple dozen feeds I read almost daily (local meetups, favorite blogs, comics, friends and colleagues) and every so often I very lightly skim a feed with fifty unread articles or mark it read without looking at all.

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          The “unread anxiety” is a UI issue, not an RSS issue. Just disable unread sums and you’ll be fine.