Easy Prediction – AI Will Eat Most of the Ways We Get Our News

Easy Prediction – AI Will Eat Most of the Ways We Get Our News

This should not surprise anyone. The ability of anyone to create an avalanche of content capable of overwhelming any algorithmic curation is here. It exists, and it is happening. It’s only going to get worse. Fake profiles sharing fake stories from AI-written content farms will eventually overwhelm the number of people online and make every network worthless. If you think there aren’t already thousands and thousands of these, you haven’t been paying attention. ChatGPT just made it easier to do.

The only thing we’ll be able to fall back on is trusting the people we know personally. Assuming we can tell the difference.

With Social Media Companies Distancing Themselves from News, It’s Time For You to Learn About RSS
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With Social Media Companies Distancing Themselves from News, It’s Time For You to Learn About RSS

In the interest of helping.

Check out this post with a tutorial on using Feedly. Or some of these other posts about RSS Readers.

Check out a newsletter service like Substack. – here’s my newsletter as an example.

Check out a Fediverse-based social network like Mastodon. No big companies, no data tracking for ad tech, just people and a small, but growing, number of journalists, sharing stuff. (Here’s my Mastodon profile, feel free to create an account and follow me.)

Shared Links (weekly) August 20, 2023

Shared Links (weekly) August 20, 2023

Linked – This is the year of the RSS reader. (Really!)
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Linked – This is the year of the RSS reader. (Really!)

I have heard this before, but is the Twitter situation going to be the thing that moves the needle for RSS? I started using Revue to send newsletters last year as an option for people who were trying to follow my websites on social media but ran into the algorithm deciding not to shat them anything that was being posted, especially with Facebook Pages. It had some subscribers but not that many. After Twitter killed Revue, I also moved to Substack and have seen some growth, but I’m also realizing that we can’t replicate Twitter with email newsletters.

Shared Links (weekly) Jan. 22 2023

Shared Links (weekly) Jan. 22 2023