Yes! RSS FEEDS are still a very practical thing to follow certain websites & blogs & news outlests & aggregators & stay current on those platforms.

It let’s the user subscribe to many many websites, blogs, news-outlets, platforms WITHOUT (!) leaving a mail-adress for spammer to extract and exploit (unsubscribing is as easy as setting: Delete URL from the App)

Want to stay up to day with the lastest news? News Junky? This App is THE APP!

This excellent App turns the user’s Android based device into an independent Open Source based news aggregator

If the user rather wants to read RSS Feeds on the Desktop/Laptop/Workstation/PC Thunderbird can do that.

Problem: there is not really ONE standard file format for rss.xm ( (check if format is valid with online-tool: https://validator.w3.org/feed/), there are many formats and verions of formats , thus the app does not support them all

  • tested and works: (when rss app is installed, subscribing is as simple as tapping those links from Firefox.apk (at least in LinageOS-Android))
    • https://www.lebensmittelwarnung.de/bvl-lmw-de/opensaga/feed/alle/alle_bundeslaender.rss
      • warnings about possible dangerous products in circulation in EU/Germany
      • <?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″ standalone=”yes”?>
        <rss version=”2.0″ xmlns:content=”http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/content/” xmlns:atom=”http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom”>
        <channel>
        <atom:link href=”https://www.lebensmittelwarnung.de/bvl-lmw-de/opensaga/feed/alle/alle_bundeslaender.rss” rel=”self” type=”application/rss+xml” />
        <title>Lebensmittelwarnung.de – Alle Warnungen</title>
    • https://lwn.net/headlines/rss
      • one of the most prominent GNU Linux oriented news site, works with the app, src: https://lwn.net/headlines/
      • it’s not atom and it is RDF
      • <?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?><rdf:RDF
        xmlns:rdf=”http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#”
        xmlns=”http://purl.org/rss/1.0/”
        xmlns:dc=”http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/”
        xmlns:syn=”http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/syndication/”<channel rdf:about=”https://lwn.net/headlines/rss”>
    • https://feeds.feedburner.com/kerneltalks
      • <?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?>
        <?xml-stylesheet type=”text/xsl” media=”screen” href=”/~d/styles/rss2full.xsl”?><?xml-stylesheet type=”text/css” media=”screen” href=”http://feeds.feedburner.com/~d/styles/itemcontent.css”?><rss xmlns:content=”http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/content/” xmlns:wfw=”http://wellformedweb.org/CommentAPI/” xmlns:dc=”http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/” xmlns:atom=”http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom” xmlns:sy=”http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/syndication/” xmlns:slash=”http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/slash/” xmlns:georss=”http://www.georss.org/georss” xmlns:geo=”http://www.w3.org/2003/01/geo/wgs84_pos#” xmlns:creativeCommons=”http://backend.userland.com/creativeCommonsRssModule” version=”2.0″><channel>
        <title>Kernel Talks Linux Unix mailer</title>

        <link>https://kerneltalks.com</link>
        <description>Unix, Linux, &amp; Cloud!</description>
        <lastBuildDate>Mon, 20 Sep 2021 00:50:27 +0000</lastBuildDate>
        <language>en-US</language>

    • https://abopen.com/rss
      • everything around Open Hardware (also SmartPhones)
      • ?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?><rss version=”2.0″
        xmlns:content=”http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/content/”
        xmlns:wfw=”http://wellformedweb.org/CommentAPI/”
        xmlns:dc=”http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/”
        xmlns:atom=”http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom”
        xmlns:sy=”http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/syndication/”
        xmlns:slash=”http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/slash/”
    • https://www.wired.com/rss
      • everyone knows that crazy news outlet, should work with wired as it is using wordpress
      • <?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?><rss version=”0.92″>
        <channel>
        <title></title>
        <link>https://www.wired.com</link>
        <description></description>
        <lastBuildDate>Fri, 13 Aug 2021 15:44:39 +0000</lastBuildDate>
        <docs>http://backend.userland.com/rss092</docs>
        <language>en-US</language><!– generator=”WordPress/4.6.1″ –>
    • https://positive.news/feed/
      • news site that only publishes positive news 🙂 (tested and works, do not publish a lot of articles per week)
      • <?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?><rss version=”2.0″
        xmlns:content=”http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/content/” xmlns:wfw=”http://wellformedweb.org/CommentAPI/” xmlns:dc=”http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/” xmlns:atom=”http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom” xmlns:sy=”http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/syndication/” xmlns:slash=”http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/slash/”>
    • https://www.space.com/feeds/all
      • tested and works
      • <?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?><rss version=”2.0″ xmlns:content=”http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/content/”>
        <channel>
        <title>Space.com</title>
        <link>https://www.space.com/feeds/all</link>
        <description>Get the latest space exploration, innovation and astronomy news. Space.com celebrates humanity&#39;s ongoing expansion across the final frontier.</description>
    • https://rss.golem.de/rss.php?feed=RSS1.0
      • it-news in German (tested and works perfectly 🙂 loads of great articles (in German))
        • would be great if that rss reader app had a build in “translate-this” button, right?
      • <?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”ISO-8859-1″?>
        <?xml-stylesheet href=”http://www.w3.org/2000/08/w3c-synd/style.css” type=”text/css”?>
        <!– generator=”FeedCreator 1.6″ –>
        <rdf:RDF xmlns=”http://purl.org/rss/1.0/” xmlns:rdf=”http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#” xmlns:trackback=”http://madskills.com/public/xml/rss/module/trackback/”
        xmlns:slash=”http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/slash/” xmlns:content=”http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/content/” xmlns:dc=”http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/”
    • https://www.tagesschau.de/xml/rss2/
      • too much spam X-D default German public news channel (tested and works)
      • <rss version=”2.0″>
    • https://www.spiegel.de/index.rss
      • <?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″ standalone=”yes”?><rss xmlns:content=”http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/content/” version=”2.0″>
        <channel>
        <title>DER SPIEGEL – Nachrichten</title>
        <link>https://www.spiegel.de/</link>
        <description>Deutschlands führende Nachrichtenseite. Alles Wichtige aus Politik, Wirtschaft, Sport, Kultur, Wissenschaft, Technik und mehr.</description>
    • https://taz.de/%21p4608%3Brss/
    • most programs won’t be able to handle this strange url with ! and ; https://taz.de/!p4608;rss/
    • German newspaper (the weirdest url ever seen but works, is only a subset of their articles!? (very little))
      • <?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?>
        <rss version=”2.0″
        xmlns:content=”http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/content/”
        xmlns:wfw=”http://wellformedweb.org/CommentAPI/”
        xmlns:dc=”http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/”
        xmlns:atom=”http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom”
        xmlns:sy=”http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/syndication/”
        xmlns:slash=”http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/slash/”
        >
        <channel>
    • https://www.cyberciti.biz/rss
      • Open Source & GNU Linux site (test in progress)
      • <?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?><rss version=”2.0″ xmlns:content=”http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/content/” xmlns:wfw=”http://wellformedweb.org/CommentAPI/”
        xmlns:dc=”http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/” xmlns:atom=”http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom” xmlns:sy=”http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/syndication/” xmlns:slash=”http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/slash/” >
    • https://www.wz.de/feed.rss
      • German local newspaper (tested and works very well, still free to read!)
      • <rss version=”2.0″ xmlns:atom=”http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom” xmlns:dc=”http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/” xmlns:admin=”http://webns.net/mvcb/” xmlns:rdf=”http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#” xmlns:media=”http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/” xmlns:content=”http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/content/”>
    • https://blog.thunderbird.net/rss
      • <?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?><rss version=”2.0″ xmlns:content=”http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/content/”
    • https://www.heise.de/security/rss/alert-news-atom.xml
      • <?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”utf-8″?><feed xmlns=”http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom”>
        the old rss-link tries to redirect to that link:
      • <link rel=”self” type=”application/atom+xml” href=”https://www.heise.de/security/rss/news-atom.xml”/>
    • https://this-week-in-rust.org/rss.xml
      • <?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”utf-8″?><rss version=”2.0″ xmlns:atom=”http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom”>
    • https://www.abetterinternet.org/index.xml
      • does not publish a lot of articles, or it does not seem to work?
      • <?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”utf-8″ standalone=”yes” ?>
        <rss version=”2.0″ xmlns:atom=”http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom”>
        <channel>
        <title>Internet Security Research Group</title>
        <link>https://www.abetterinternet.org/</link>
        <description>Recent content on Internet Security Research Group</description>
        <generator>Hugo — gohugo.io</generator>
        <language>en-us</language>
        <lastBuildDate>Fri, 04 Jun 2021 00:00:00 +0000</lastBuildDate>
    • https://techcrunch.com/rss
      • yahoo ain’t dead yet, but it was bought by Verizon Media (in former AOL and Yahoo! headquarters buildings in Manhattan)
      • not sure if this news outlet should be recommended here
    • https://utopia.de/feed/
      • blog about sustainability
      • https://validator.w3.org/feed/check “sorry this feed does not validate”
      • <?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?><rss version=”2.0″
        xmlns:content=”http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/content/”
        xmlns:wfw=”http://wellformedweb.org/CommentAPI/”
        xmlns:dc=”http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/”
        xmlns:atom=”http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom”
        xmlns:sy=”http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/syndication/”
        xmlns:slash=”http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/slash/”
    • GNU-Linux-related-blogs:
      • https://www.lisenet.com/rss
        • <?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?><rss version=”2.0″
          xmlns:content=”http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/content/”
          xmlns:wfw=”http://wellformedweb.org/CommentAPI/”
          xmlns:dc=”http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/”
          xmlns:atom=”http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom”
          xmlns:sy=”http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/syndication/”
          xmlns:slash=”http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/slash/”
          >

          <channel>

      • https://linuxnews.de/rss
        • <?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?><rss version=”2.0″
          xmlns:content=”http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/content/”
          xmlns:wfw=”http://wellformedweb.org/CommentAPI/”
          xmlns:dc=”http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/”
          xmlns:atom=”http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom”
          xmlns:sy=”http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/syndication/”
          xmlns:slash=”http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/slash/”
      • https://www.linuxtechi.com/rss
        • <?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?><rss version=”2.0″
          xmlns:content=”http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/content/”
          xmlns:wfw=”http://wellformedweb.org/CommentAPI/”
          xmlns:dc=”http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/”
          xmlns:atom=”http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom”
          xmlns:sy=”http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/syndication/”
          xmlns:slash=”http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/slash/”
    • privacy related blogs:
      • https://www.fsf.org/static/fsforg/rss/news.xml
        • <?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”utf-8″ ?>
          <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf=”http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#” xmlns:dc=”http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/” xmlns:syn=”http://purl.org/rss/1.0/modules/syndication/” xmlns=”http://purl.org/rss/1.0/”><channel rdf:about=”http://www.fsf.org/news/aggregator/RSS”>
          <title>FSF News</title>
          <link>http://www.fsf.org/news/aggregator</link>
          <description></description>
          <image rdf:resource=”http://www.fsf.org/logo.png”/>
      • https://libreops.cc/feed.xml
        • <?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”utf-8″?>
          <feed xmlns=”http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom”>
          <author>LibreOps</author>
          <title>LibreOps</title>
          <link href=”https://libreops.cc/feed.xml” rel=”self” />
          <link href=”https://libreops.cc/” />
          <icon>https://libreops.cc/favicon.ico</icon>
          <logo>https://libreops.cc/static/img/libreops.svg</logo>
          <updated>2021-10-09T18:21:07Z</updated>

THE MOST IMPORTANT SETTING TO PUT “ON CLICK(TOUCH) OPEN ARTICLE IN BROWSER (APP)”

it does not do it per default: go to EINSTELLUNGEN (Settings): go to “Tipp-Verhalten” (Touch-Behaviour) and select “öffne im Browser” (Open in Browser)

 

easy to get started:

  1. install the app: (for whatever reason Nexus 6P + LineageOS refuses to install the signed App)
    1. https://f-droid.org/en/packages/de.digisocken.anotherrss/
    2. so here is a backup of (working fine) App version: 2.22_222
    3. Non-Personal information is being collected by this App!

    4. the author says: “I DO NOT collect non-personal information like user’s behavior:”

      • to solve App problems
      • to show personalized ads

      The google play store collect non-personal information such as the data of install (country and equipment).

      Privacy Questions.

      If you have any questions or concerns about my Privacy Policy or data processing, please contact me.

  2. browse to the user’s favorite website an attach rss: https://dwaves.org/rss
    • under LineageOS: Firefox App automatically detects that it is a rss feed and asks the user to open in “Another RSS Feeder” App, EXCELLENT 🙂
  3. or: search for “NewsPaper that the user wants to subscribe + rss” on https://duckduckgo.com
    1. https://www.fsf.org/rss
    2. not all news outlest publish their rss feeds like https://domain.com/rss (unfortunately)

more rss feeds to subscribe to:

no rss?

if a news outlet or website does not have a rss feed, mail them! (it is a shame)

RSS news on desktop? Yes! Thunderbird can also do that!

how to subscribe to blogs websites news sites via thunderbird and rss feed – why is it imho better than a newsletter

PS: diaspora social network should really export RSS feeds too… but it is so slow already probably would slow it down even more

rewrite under GPL in RUST! 🙂

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