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Biomedical and Electrical Engineer with interests in information theory, evolution, genetics, abstract mathematics, microbiology, big history, Indieweb, and the entertainment industry including: finance, distribution, representation







Colin and David, I've been a long time Feedly user myself and certainly feel your pain. (And in particular, I'm a bit irked that I can't seem to get Feedly to discover alternate RSS Feeds being broadcast from my site to provide consumers with more options about what content they'd like to consume from my site, see also: )

While slowly hacking away at IndieWeb philosophies, one of the big issues I've always hated was using an outside feed reader that wasn't directly integrated into my own site. I've played around a lot with which has some great IndieWeb features, but doesn't have the massive developer team behind it that Feedly does.

Recently while doing some alternate research I also came across the WordPress plugin PressForward that was originally designed for journalists and academics, but in short is actually a built-in RSS feed reader that you can self-host as part of your WordPress install. I've been loving its general functionality and also use it somewhat like a self-hosted version of Pocket/InstaPaper as well, so it serves multiple uses. While it may not have everything that Feedly does, it's incredibly functional, and better, it's open on Github with lots of documentation, so you could potentially add the features you want. I've written a bit more about it (including some useful links) here if you'd like to explore it a bit more:

Like both of you, I'm always eager to hear of other options should you come across them.


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Updated and works wonderfully! Thanks. (I was worried it would be worse as I've heard from colleagues that IG has been pulling developer API access recently.)

Given the philosophy behind this plugin and your Twitter plugin, I thought I'd take a moment to mention which is a developer movement to assist people in owning all of their own content/data rather than relying on corporate silos/walled gardens. Your plugins sit squarely in this philosophical area.

There is a suite of related plugins (see,, and that do additional types of similar data import and improved functionality. One particular function you (and your users) may appreciate is some of the plugins in combination with a service at allow one to backport comments and likes from instagram, twitter, facebook, and google+ onto one's associated post on WordPress. As an example see the comments on: The combination of the your plugin and some of these allow users to own all of their instagram activity outright.

If you're interested and free this weekend, they're streaming a big annual meeting from Portland


Drupal & ? @KevinMarks I'm making plans for @LADrupal in 2 weeks & was considering a session to introduce people to the movement.

I've dabbled in for a while via WordPress and @WithKnown, but I'm curious if anyone can give me some advice/help/pointers with logistics from the IndieWebCamp side? It's been a while since there was something in the LA area (, but it would be nice to have the relatively large developer community here more engaged on a regular basis. Perhaps this meeting of about 500 at the UC Irvine campus can help to spill over into regular meetings in the Los Angeles and Southern California areas?

Is there anyone in the area who's available August 29th (preferably) or 30th that would like to join me in doing this?


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Some interesting data on programmers/developers, pay, location, gender, satisfaction, etc/