RSS - Build your own news feed

RSS is an open standard for syndicating web content, including news articles or blogs. Subscribing to one or more feeds allows you to automatically receive new content, and control what you see and in what order. As a bonus, you don’t have to worry about a social media site’s algorithm hiding or prioritizing items.

There are many popular RSS services and client applications. I use Feedbin—which also allows you to subscribe to Twitter feeds and email newsletters—along with the free and open-source NetNewsWire for macOS and iOS. I’ll have posts on each of these in the future. Google ran a popular RSS web client called Google Reader, but shut it down in 2013.

There’s an RSS Feed for ImprovingThe.Net. I’d encourage you to subscribe!