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Only realised recently that RSS never died, google only managed to kill blog feeds and that RSS spoken word feeds live on as podcasts.. But then bloody spotify are throwing thousands of millions at finishing it off.

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@yaxu Yes...

And for instance a public radio i regularly listen to in podcast form recently started to butcher their RSS feeds to only leave available the 5 latest items of each feed, apparently in a move against Spotify and/or others like them and to redirect users to their own mobile app...

Thanks to this new mess it completely ruined the way i used to listen to their podcasts (using good old regular traditional Podcasts apps on PC or mobile ...)

@Alex McLean Czech public radio has RSS for every programme and it is awesome. I have each release instantly in my Hubzilla stream. Some newspapers too. Unfortunately, many websites dropped RSS and they just beleive in giving content and money to Facebook. And some people think podcasts are just Spotify and its app and dont know RSS.

@yaxu Podcasts have felt like some hidden last bastion of how the web was meant to be... It started going downhill with itunes and everyone asking 'give us a review on iTunes so we get popular' but Spotify can fuck right off with its further attempted full enclosure-ing... My hope is the ones I like wouldn't go RSSless but it'll be a slippery slope no doubt. Don't know what to do about it though. How to prevent it?

@neil Yeah strong forces at play. They're even named after ipods so it's a bit surprising that it's the last bastion..

@yaxu Yeah very true, maybe time to bring back netcasts as a name...

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