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@carsten@yarn.zn80.net @retrocrash@twtxt.net I think you’re missing the point that the blog post was trying to make: Newcomers will have a hard(er) time understanding what RSS/Atom is and that it even exists, because all RSS functionality has been removed from mainstream browsers. When you click on a feed icon, it’ll just give you the XML. So, unless you already know that this is a feed and that you can put it in your feed reader (an external program, no longer integrated into the browser), will you understand how this system works?

Yes, us old nerds, we’re still using RSS/Atom – a lot. But what do the 20 year olds do (or teenagers), especially non-nerd people? Do they know of the existence of RSS? If not, how do they follow blogs? (Do they do that in the first place or do they just consume what someone else posted on Twitter?)

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For a lot of folks, it’s 100% social media. If they don’t see it there, they don’t see it. They only see what their preferred social media services want them to see.

this is discouraging for current and future generations. i don’t participate in social beyond what you see here, but it’s got to be a rough existence being spoonfed whatever a machine decides.

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