In my post last night complaining about the utter insanity of having to update a dozen different social feeds now each time you want to post something, I joked that it was enough to drive people back to RSS. Of course this is not a joke as I've been using RSS as a sort of "catch all" for content even while the social sites came to dominate content sharing. And my app of choice for that has long been Reeder, a beautiful yet simple RSS client built by developer Silvio Rizzi. But given the lack of updates to Reeder in recent years, I was concerned it might be going the way of Google Reader.
The good news is that it doesn't seem to be, as Bobby noted to me on Threads, pointing to a post by Rizzi on Mastodon (lol, and round and round we go). The more interesting news here seems to be that Rizzi is working on something new. Not a new version of Reeder, but a new idea for how to potential tackle some of the very social feed issues I'm complaining about. As Rizzi writes:
Clearly (given his screenshot), he felt compelled to poke his head out after seeing the coverage about Project Tapestry, another social feed aggregator project from The Iconfactory, which I wrote about last week. It's interesting and humorous and not at all surprising that so many folks seem to be working on the same general problem at the same time. It's sort of like in the 1990s when we got two volcano movies at the same time. And then the very next year got two asteroid movies at the same time. Great ideas are just great ideas.