importing posts from tumblr and other "closed" social networks ?
hello, i've just logged in after years, and was struck by the diversity and range of stuff on old internet blogs.
Sadly a lot of these have died or moved on to social media platforms.
Perhaps if there was a way to get posts from closed networks onto reader we could get a taste of the old internet without getting sucked into closed platforms and eternal scrolling.
It's quite striking how much we have lost in the last couple of years.
Maybe there's a different approach ? The current product is perfect but perhaps if there was a way to get a conversation going on top of old content and sharing the curating feeds, something new could emerge ? difficult times
Thanks for keeping this going, I'm unlikely to subscribe but like wikipedia I'd be happy to make a donation once in a while to keeps things going, if that was an option.
Lisa H. commented
For Tumblr specifically, every tumblr blog that is 1. not hidden because Tumblr thought it was adult/"sensitive", 2. the user themselves has not turned on the setting to hide their blog so that it can only be viewable on the dashboard, or 3. does not use a custom domain (i.e. is username.tumblr.com and not something else) serves an RSS feed. Just go to https://username.tumblr.com/rss.