yes! RSS FEEDS are still a very practical thing, that let’s the user subscribe to many many websites, blogs, news-outlets, platforms WITHOUT (!) leaving a mail-adress for hackers and spammer to find (unsubscribing is as easy as setting -> delete url)

want to stay up to day with the lastest news?

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

PS: problem it is a bit outdated and might only support the solder v1.0 and v2.0 RSS protocols

  • 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://positive.news/feed/
      • news site that only publishes positive news 🙂
      • <?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://rss.golem.de/rss.php?feed=RSS1.0
      • it-news in German (tested and works)
      • <?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/
      • default German public news channel
      • <rss version=”2.0″>
    • https://taz.de/!p4608;rss/
      • German newspaper (the weirdest url ever seen but works, is only a subset of their articles though)
      • <rss version=”2.0″>
    • 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
      • <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”><

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)
  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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