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How to read news without Facebook or Google choosing them for you

It’s no secret that Facebook and Google decide, in one way or another, what you see , from what source…

How to read news without Facebook or Google choosing them for you

It’s no secret that Facebook and Google decide, in one way or another, what you see , from what source do you inform yourself and, therefore, what do you think – and the latest scandals show -. Some activists, such as Eli Pariser, have been echoing this filter for years, called “Bubble Filter”, which makes our vision of reality and the world is biased by the algorithms of social networks and search engines , highlighting, of course, the Zuckerberg network and the famous Google search engine.

We are not going to talk about the Bubble Filter because that would give for several dozen post – so I invite you to read the book -, but we will go directly to the solution of the problem. If you do not want Facebook or Google to decide which news is more relevant to you, I recommend that you continue reading, because the way to skip this filtering mechanism is more than simple.

The Bubble Filter – Eli Pariser How to read news without Facebook or Google choosing them for you

How to read news without Facebook or Google choosing them for you

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Read all the news of all the media you want using RSS feeds

Dear reader, allow me to introduce you to the RSS feeds . RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication, an XML format for distributing content on the web, although, for us to understand, an RSS would be like a Twitter profile, in which the tweets from most recent to oldest are sorted. , only that instead of tweets shows content of a blog or media -among other types of content-.

Thanks to the RSS you can get a continuous flow of unfiltered content directly on your smartphone or desktop system. All the means that precede they have an RSS , and to access it you just have to look for the orange icon that looks like an antenna on the web. Each one has a different address. In the case of Andro4all it is https://andro4all.com/feed (although it’s easier if you access from this link ).

Make a list of media that you like (which has been chosen by you and not by Google or Facebook) and looks for your feeds. When you’ve done it, you’ll simply have to add them to a content aggregator like Feedly . There are endless alternatives, although it is the best known and one of the most used in the world. When you have added all your RSS feed you will see that the app shows you all the content published by all the media sorted by date. That way, You can access all the news you want and choose for yourself what to read and what not to read.

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