Recently he said in an interview on the question, how one comes on such a stupid name that there is no further context to it, creativity is simply not his strength. And now I wonder if he denies his favorite band in addition to the Fediverse, or if we’ve been following an urban legend all these years. 🤔
I came from TheOldReader, as the service seems to be no longer seriously maintained, and ended up with the commercial InoReader, which is really fabulously good, but crazy expensive in the premium variant, without which there are no filters. Unfortunately.
Nextcloud News I tried, in the development currently unfortunately still a few decades behind. Self-hosted FreshRSS I had on the list, CommaFeed not yet tried. Even though we’re getting off topic here (well, it’s more the origin post I think, which seems pretty jumbled), I’d also be interested in what speaks for/against this service.
Use Fedsearch for the Fediverse instead.
For me, it was actually the implementation of the forced timeline algorithm that was the breakthrough for me to finally leave Facebook after a long frustration. That was more than a decade ago. Now these algorithms became standard.
I would like to see multiple timelines, so to speak - for example, the favorite lists on Twitter would be available directly on the home page. That’s where I would actually find it useful in parts: My list for comics, for instance - sorting them by most popular posts from the last week? Why not, would be useful. Inoreader also has such a feature for premium users. For the home timeline on social networks, on the other hand, I really think it’s pure poison. On Facebook, it meant that I no longer saw posts about events in my private, healthy circle of friends - and instead anything that generated controversy was flushed to the top.
No announcement yet, not even on their blog/Mastodon-account. Nothing but a release-note mentioned on reddit linked to their Github release-note.
As for a database, https://www.themoviedb.org/ fits!? https://www.trakt.tv/ for scrobbling & collecting as they do it better and one of the various trakt-apps for mobile - I prefer https://www.moviebase.app/ which is awesome. A noncommercial replacement for Trakt would be awesome as they do not really listen to their customers. But as long as they provide their good API, I’m fine with it.
I wish someone would still take on the project. Unfortunately, at least for me in Edge and Opera, for example, the search no longer works at all. Unlike other interfaces, Cuckoo+'s implementation as a PWA works smoothly including push notifications. I would be really happy if someone, instead of building the hundredth Mastodon client, could fork it and bring it to life. Because this is a client that I really would like to recommend to the non-techie-friends to get into Mastodon. Besides tooot, which is just as great, but only available on mobile.
I subscribed some Pixelfed & YouTube-feeds in separate groups to check out if/how this is working. On Friendica-Web, I’ll get a feed the way I like it - except that I wasn’t able to find a way to show the entire content instead of the ‘Show more’-area in every picture.
On Fedilab, the YouTube-group appears text-only, the Pixelfed-group doesn’t work at all (feels like a timeout?)
On tooot, the YouTube-feed is pretty fine - correct picture preview with a link to the video, but timeout in case of Pixelfed, too. Hm.