I’ve been experimenting recently using my RSS reader to follow Twitter accounts. This turns out to be great. Here’s why:
- You get your feed chronologically, with no engagement-driven algorithm re-ordering things, making suggestions, or showing you what other people like
- You get to see tweets even when they’re deleted
- You aren’t exposed to the replies from the wider user pool
- You can’t knee-jerk reply
I highly recommend using Twitter this way. I daresay it’s actually better than the original design of the app before they got big.