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20h25 21  février
I Want Slow Internet
Wired had a great post about the slow web or Artisanal Internet. The idea is to embrace independent, decentralized technology, the way the slow food movement embraces locally produced, traditionally-prepared foods. It’s an interesting idea but I’m guessing not one most people are ready to...
18h45 30  novembre
On The Future of Media
Jim Nelson signing out after 15 years as chief editor at GQ:We hear a lot about the Future of Media, about the inconvenient truth of disruption and the promise of this or that way forward. Sometimes I think no one knows anything. And then I realize the answer is as obvious as it ever was. See,...
16h15 30  octobre
It’s Getting Dark This Halloween
Halloween is the one holiday that’s best celebrated in the dark. Which is why The Old Reader is excited to be able to introduce the all-new Dark Mode. It’s time to embrace the dark side of reading on the web. Okay, Dark Mode really has nothing to do with Halloween, but this seems like the perfect...
14h04 03  octobre
Can We Just Ignore the Flaming Dumpster?
Vox’s Carlos Maza had a great piece called Why every social media site is a dumpster fire. He hit all the usual notes- Russian trolls, misogynists, and conspiracy theorists. But he also hit on something bigger- the social media dumpster fire is not an accident or something that got out of...
21h47 30  juillet
Thanks, Google
It’s been just over five years since Google shut down the Google Reader. I was surprised to see a lot of people are still bitter with them about it, even though ahem independent alternatives continue to exist and thrive.I get it though. I was one of the millions of people who got my news from...
15h00 12  juillet
Nice-to-haves are ruining your life
I had about four hours of highway driving yesterday. Even though I probably could’ve navigated it on my own, I opted to use Apple Maps, which is integrated with my car’s Apple CarPlay infotainment center. It was nice. It told me how many miles I had remaining and my expected time of arrival. But...
14h51 17  avril
Reader Profile: Seth Godin
Seth Godin has been one of the most influential people on the web for at least 20 years. In 1999, his book Permission Marketing redefined digital marketing. 17 books and 7,100-plus blog posts later, he remains one of the most thoughtful and interesting writers about how humans communicate and...
13h59 16  avril
Eliminate the middle man
This is a post that was drafted months ago but never published. Seems appropriate now more than ever so we’re going to release it into the world.Something about this post title makes me think of some discount warehouse liquidator. We’ve eliminated the middle man and passed on the savings to...
13h09 30  mars
Reader Profile: Jason Kottke
Jason Kottke has been one of our favorite bloggers for a long time. He started blogging at kottke.org back in 1998, about a year before the word was even coined. He’s been a consistent and inspiring figure to us at The Old Reader and we were thrilled to talk to him about the state of Internet...
17h54 22  novembre
Restoring Internet Freedom
So FCC chairman Ajit Pai has announced a plan to roll back net neutrality rules called Restoring Internet Freedom. I think we all know that this isn’t about freedom in the sense of allowing people to access the internet freely. Or viewing or creating whatever content they please free from...
19h58 12  octobre
Reader Profiles: Longform.org
Longform" is one of those mis- and overused words that is in danger of losing all meaning. The main complaint is that the term makes a virtue of length for the sake of length. We talked to Aaron Lammer, founder of longform.org, who has been collecting and publishing the best, curated...
14h21 02  octobre
Creators and Consumers... Blurred lines
Technology has done a lot to blur the lines between creators and consumers. In one sense, a lot of people that were once consumers are now creators.Instagram is a perfect example of this change in that most users are playing both rolls. This was the sea change that I felt when I first logged in to...
16h49 18  septembre
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14h58 18  juillet
Premium subscriptions are a great way to support The Old Reader
We’re truly grateful for every user of The Old Reader, but would like to sincerely thank all of our Premium subscribers for their ongoing support. We also want to say that if you are on the fence, a premium subscription goes a long way to supporting our service and team. It’s only 3 month and...
18h49 11  mai
How to Break Free From Social Media
This post presumes you already have a firm understanding of why you should cut ties with social media. If you aren’t there yet, you probably don’t need to read on. But perhaps you’d be interested in the following articles on happiness, avoiding depression, etc.If you already know that social media...
22h00 28  février
Essential Blogs for Web Developers and Designers
The name of the site is clunky- Giant Robots Smashing into Other Giant Robots- but the site’s pure, minimalst design and straightforward posts about web and mobile development delivers the goods. ADD FEED Scott Hanselman is a programmer for the Web Platform Team at Microsoft, but the site is...
13h08 10  février
A New Look
A little while back Jorel wrote a post introducing our new logo and design. We’ve rolled it out slowly on our blog and twitter accounts and some emails, but this weekend we’ll be pushing it out to our public website and within The Old Reader application. Most of the feedback has been really...
14h52 30  janvier
I kinda hate the internet
My business partner and I were talking a while back about the internet. We’ve been working together now since 1999 in 3 or 4 different web startups. We’ve been really successful together. Grown huge teams. Made decent money and had lots of fun. And it was all based on building things for the web....
21h20 04  janvier
Godin: The candy diet
I enjoyed Godin’s post today very much. He talks about how our collective decision to go for the quick and easy hit of media (or candy) via clickbait articles, videos, and other junk food media is killing off the essential service of journalism. Read the short articles, the ones with pictures,...
16h31 01  décembre
An Old Reader Reader Testifies
Recently, we asked you to drop an email to rss4ever theoldreader.com telling us a little about why you use RSS, how long you’ve been using the Old Reader, and 5 feeds that you think other people in our community will love. We’ve gotten a ton of great feedback, and as promised, here’s one of our...