What makes RSS better than social timelines? – Tracy Durnell

Liked What makes RSS better than social timelines? by Tracy DurnellTracy Durnell (tracydurnell.com)

Replied to The Fail Whale Cascade by Luke Harris (lkhrs.com)
I’m bored of what I call “the timeline era”. Scanning an unending stream of disconnected posts for topics of interest is no longer fun, I prefer deciding what to read based on titles, or topic-based discussion.
I am a huge fan of RSS…

Loved these nice little things about RSS feeds. (I also use a feed reader to follow my Mastodon timeline; it’s nice enough because I can just « mark all as read » if I’m not in the mood, and I don’t follow too many people, but it does have its limits.)

On Glenique Frank Returning Her London Marathon Medal

Liked On Glenique Frank Returning Her London Marathon Medal and Undefeatable Bad Faith by Niko StratisNiko Stratis (Autostraddle)

In sports, we point to the trans women who place second or third or 6,160th and say that we are not winning medals anyway, so why not let us in. That we are weakened by our hormones or the years of our lives and letting in what few of us are vying for position doesn’t hurt anybody., But then what happens when we succeed? What does this say of trans women who work and train and struggle to compete with the desire to win in their hearts. They are not great betrayers of the cause by simply choosing to excel. We should all be so lucky to find ourselves at the front of the pack.

On the right to thrive and perform well as trans women in sports – can we get another narrative than « oh but trans women don’t actually win », which is currently true, but also so demeaning?

The fediverse and the AT Protocol

Liked The fediverse and the AT Protocol by Ben WerdmullerBen Werdmuller (werd.io)

Ryan discusses the differences between the fediverse and the AT Protocol:
I’m probably being a bit presumptuous, but I think there’s actually a difference between a European and American mindset here. (Mastodon is headquartered in Germany while Bluesky is rooted in San Francisco and Austin.)

Interesting take on a cultural reason why BlueSky and ActivityPub might be so different in design and in their relationship to community.

Have you “Moved to Substack”? – Blogroll.org

Liked Have you “Moved to Substack”? – Blogroll.org by Ray (blogroll.org)

On a related note, when I browse from someone’s blog over to their Substack it feels like going from a sweet little neighborhood into a staid corporate park. A little piece of joy dies in me when that happens because it’s another reminder of the corporatization of the web.

Blogs just have a different, personal vibe to ’em and it’s a reminder of why they’re so cool.