Publish on your own terms

Just feeds and subscriptions so you can share freely and subscribe to others.

Want a feed of your own?

Social media is deeply harmful

You know this from your own experience. But there's compelling experimental evidence too:

Woods HC, Scott H. #Sleepyteens: social media use in adolescence is associated with poor sleep quality, anxiety, depression and low self-esteem. J Adolesc. 2016;51:41-49. doi: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2016.05.008

Lin LY, Sidani JE, Shensa A, et al. Association between social media use and depression among US young adults. Depress Anxiety. 2016;33(4):323-331. doi: 10.1002/da.22466

Kross E, Verduyn P, Demiralp E, et al. Facebook use predicts declines in subjective well-being in young adults. PLoS One. 2013;8(8):e69841. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0069841

Sagioglou C, Greitemeyer T. Facebook's emotional consequences: why Facebook causes a decrease in mood and why people still use it. Comput Hum Behav. 2014;35:359-363. doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2014.03.003

Allcott H, Braghieri L, Eichmeyer S, Gentzkow M. The welfare effects of social media. Am Econ Rev. 2020;110(3):629-676. doi: 10.1257/aer.20190658

Cipresso P, Mauri M, Semonella M, et al. Looking at one's self through Facebook increases mental stress: a computational psychometric analysis by using eye-tracking and psychophysiology. Cyberpsychol Behav Soc Netw. 2019;22(5):307-314. doi: 10.1089/cyber.2018.0602

The platforms are poisonous

They hijack our attention by stoking rage and resentment.

But we don't actually need them

We can take a different path.

All we need is feeds and subscriptions

Remember Google Reader? Like that!

Pubfeed is an experiment in anti-social media.

It's the easiest way to publish a personal RSS feed.

Screenshot of a sample feed

A feed of your own

On the open internet, not a proprietary walled garden.

Screenshot of feed edit interface

Easy to manage

Tools to publish, delete, and yes — edit — entries.

Screenshot of a admin screen


Just an xml file under the hood. Export and host wherever you want.