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We’re fans of Micro.blog, an open microblogging platform.
Because it’s built on open web standards like RSS, apps like NetNewsWire can be used to read posts and articles there.
Subscribe to your own Micro.blog timeline
To use NetNewsWire to read the Micro.blog posts that appear in your timeline (not your posts), use this feed format:
If your Micro.blog username is abigail, then you’d subscribe to:
Subscribe to another user’s timeline
You can use the same technique to subscribe to someone else’s timeline.
This is not their posts – for that, see below. This allows you to see the posts from people they follow. For example, if you want to read the same timeline as Miraz Jordan reads, subscribe to:
Subscribe to someone’s Micro.blog posts
To read the posts made to someone’s Micro.blog feed, you use a slightly different feed address:
If you want to keep up with what Miraz is posting to her own blog, subscribe to:
Other Micro.blog feeds
There’s a lot happening at Micro.blog. It’s no surprise they offer feeds to let you keep up with the community there.
- Featured photos:
- Discover (featured posts):
Posts in the Discover section of Micro.blog are categorised using emoji. Each of those has a separate feed as well:
You’ll need to know the word which corresponds to an emoji, so consult the Discover emoji list. Some may be obvious, like 🐈 or 🐱:
Get more help
Full documentation of Micro.blog’s feeds are available at their feeds help page.