Micro.blog

cleverdevil
cleverdevil

It would be super cool if the Micro.blog client was embedded directly into NetNewsWire as an option, with the ability to post and reply.

toddgrotenhuis
toddgrotenhuis

@cleverdevil love this idea

cleverdevil
cleverdevil

@toddgrotenhuis me too! I’m curious what @manton and @brentsimmons think. Would be a nice option, IMO.

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@cleverdevil very clever ... you devil you!

manton
manton

@cleverdevil That would be great! Not sure it fits with the current vision for NNW but I think it could be really interesting. Also in some ways similar to early versions of NNW that could post to blogs.

adders
adders

@manton Oh, that takes me back. I'd completely forgotten that MarsEdit has its roots in the NNW in-app posting client. Wow, that feels like another life now. Back when I was posting to Movable Type…

manton
manton

@adders Yeah, it was forever ago now. Don't forget it also used to have a built-in outliner!

cleverdevil
cleverdevil

@manton this came up because I am changing up how I consume both feeds and Micro.blog. I have noticed that reading Micro.blog feeds in NNW and Reeder isn’t ideal, in part because of how the feeds are formatted.

This could be fixed on the reader side, but it might be a cool feature to have a specialized timeline feed that is tailored specifically to consumption in a feed reader.

manton
manton

@cleverdevil Gotcha. By the way, are you subscribing to individual blog feeds, or the timeline feeds like /feeds/username.xml that include posts from many users? It would be interesting to experiment with specialized versions of those with reply links, etc.

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cleverdevil
cleverdevil

@manton I am subscribing to my timeline – micro.blog/feeds/cle...

Yes, a specialized feed would be really interesting, IMO. Some ideas:

Customizable links for reply/bookmark/like, etc. I would likely use the Shortcuts URL scheme to make this really a great experience.

Tweaks to titles/content/author to make the feed easier to consume in readers. For reference, this is what my timeline looks like in Reeder:

cleverdevil.io/s/Oa7G45F...

Even better would be integration with NNW, of course. I am still searching for a native macOS experience to replace my use of Together.

jsonbecker
jsonbecker

@cleverdevil I entirely read M.b in Reeder having subscribed to my timeline in Feedbin. I don't really run into any trouble except the use of the canonical link versus M.b. link results in having to do a dance if I do want to reply. So I do love the idea of having the timeline feed including the cannonical link, the link to the post on M.b, (and possibly bookmark... that's not a feature I use personally).