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eMail Newsletter Clutter
« on: January 25, 2021, 12:47:59 PM »
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Email newsletters are great. Rummaging through all your other messages to find them, not so much. These clever tools make newsletter reading a pleasure.

https://www.fastcompany.com/90595671/apps-that-let-you-read-email-newsletters?cid=eem524:524:s00:01/24/2021_fc&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=Compass&utm_campaign=eem524:524:s00:01/24/2021_fc

I'm not a fan of email newsletters.  I'd rather have an RSS feed.  Here's some tools that help.

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« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2021, 02:19:19 PM »
>'d rather have an RSS feed

And Tampermonkey!!

Ain't no way I'm signing up for news by email.

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Re: eMail Newsletter Clutter
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2021, 06:03:39 PM »
My default advice on newlsetters is unsubscribe from all.

However, the NYT RSS feed is a firehose of undifferentiated information. The newsletter is a nice quick summary.

It's the one regular newsletter I subscribe to. Other than that there are some product newsletters, security alerts and things like that that I subscribe to.

My general observation on people who subscribe to newsletters is they have a lot of unread email in their inbox. I remember looking over one co-worker's shoulder and seeing that she had over 4000 emails in her inbox and over 2000 of them were unread. Many of the 2000 were things she could have unsubscribed from but believed that she would read them some day.

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Re: eMail Newsletter Clutter
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2021, 02:37:28 PM »
Twitter Acquires Revue, a Newsletter Company - The New York Times
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/26/technology/twitter-revue-newsletter.html

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Re: eMail Newsletter Clutter
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2021, 07:29:04 PM »
This ex-Vox co-founder is making $27,000 per month with a paid newsletter
https://www.honeycopy.com/marketing-ideas/paid-newsletter

As a result of this article
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/13/technology/slate-star-codex-rationalists.html
https://slatestarcodex.com/

Slate Star Codex blogger Scott Siskind, shut do SSC and started a newsletter on Substack
https://astralcodexten.substack.com/p/logistics

Ironically, you can read an analysis of all this where? On the Substack feed of the aformentioned ex-Vox co-founder who is the subject of the article in the first link
https://www.slowboring.com/p/slate-star-codex