Twitter via RSS

I’ve been experimenting recently using my RSS reader to follow Twitter accounts. This turns out to be great. Here’s why:

  1. You get your feed chronologically, with no engagement-driven algorithm re-ordering things, making suggestions, or showing you what other people like
  2. You get to see tweets even when they’re deleted
  3. You aren’t exposed to the replies from the wider user pool
  4. 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.