Why Twitter Can’t Replace RSS

Someone asked me recently: “I’m curious, do you think Twitter could completely replace RSS?” It’s an interesting question and one that I felt deserved an answer. I’ve come across a lot of content in my research about how and why Twitter is a suitable replacement for RSS. It’s true that when Google Reader died, it took a lot of other readers services with it. For a lot of people, it served…

The internet is full of great content, with millions of new pieces being published online and shared every day. As a writer, I am always on the hunt for ideas, interesting content, and information about a variety of topics. Luckily, there’s a lot of services to help me out – RSS readers, social networks, read-it-later services, or email newsletters. Social media has become an additional way to get news, but there are…

Ever wonder why people share content? Me too. The web is full of great content, with more than 92,000 articles published across the web daily and millions more being shared on social media. While I think it’s important for anyone involved with digital marketing to understand what motivates people to share content, I was curious in general about what inspires us to share things online with others. I decided to do…

Over lunch the other day, a friend and I were discussing how much Facebook has changed. “It’s really frustrating! These days, my news feed is overrun with updates I don’t want to see.” I had the same feeling. Remember a time before Facebook was 1.3 billion users strong? And Facebook showed us a Live Feed about what our friends where up to? And Facebook wasn’t completely focused on showing us the…

Let’s be honest. Social media activity can get a little messy. You’re posting links, answering questions, and trying to keep up with the latest changes to Facebook and Twitter (and all the other platforms out there). And with a growing list of different accounts, staying on top of your posting schedule and trying to engage with everyone can become a huge drain on time without a solid organization system in place.…

  I spend a lot of time on Twitter – the whole FlowReader team does. It’s a great place to connect with new people, engage with your community, and discover great content. Twitter’s interactive nature is part of what makes it so popular, but it’s not without its own set of challenges. There’s a lot to learn and it’s easy to make mistakes (we’ve made a lot) regardless of whether you’re just…

It’s been over a month since Twitter began rolling out its new design for its profile pages to all users. By now, you’ve probably made the switch, or at least checked out the preview. And if not, you’ll be required to make the leap soon – it will be mandatory on May 28th. If you haven’t given any thought to the new Twitter profile yet, now might be a good time…

Need to declutter your timeline?   Awhile ago, I started paying a lot of attention to my Twitter timeline (since I see it every day in FlowReader). More specifically, I started noticing what type of content was showing up in my timeline every day. And it wasn’t good – spam, retweets, repeat tweets, egg profiles, and just random tweets that didn’t interest me at all. I follow a lot of profiles…

5 Unique Web Apps to Try Now

This is a post by FlowReader’s Product Owner, Zee Kulsariyeva.  I always find it interesting to think about or predict where the web is heading. In my opinion, the main traits that will make apps prosperous in the near future are accessibility and usability, whatever that means technologically — cloud-based data, big data, mobile responsiveness, etc. Today, I wanted to share some unique services with you, which in my opinion, provide…

I don’t know about you, but there are finds in life that give you a secret thrill – a hidden bookshop, the perfect cup of coffee, an open seat on the train. Discovering new and unique content can give you a similar feeling – cue the victory dance. Our main aim at FlowReader is to help you manage all the cool stuff you find on the web, but we also care…