It's even worse than it appears..
Podcast: The Fediverse is doomed unless subscription gets easy, fast. Twitter kicked butt when it came out in 2006 and the butt it kicked was the feediverse. Why? Because it was too damned hard and unnecessarily complicated to subscribe to a feed. In Twitter there was a button on each feed page that said Subscribe. Click the button and you're subscribed. That's it. May sound like a small matter, but it's not. Listen wherever you get your podcasts. I've been dying to say that. 12 minutes. #
Summary of yesterday's news: You should now be able to subscribe to my podcasts. Use the search function in your favorite podcast client and look for Scripting News. This is what it looks like in Apple Podcasts, for example. #
  • Wordle Kitty hunkers down in an epic battle with Wordle Monkey on stage at Carnegie Hall in NYC for the honor of kittens everywhere. She ultimately prevails, but not without a brush with disaster! The NY Times judges her performance as merely “great!”#
  • The Kitten Abides!#

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You know those obnoxious sites that pop up dialogs when they think you're about to leave, asking you to subscribe to their email newsletter? Well that won't do for Scripting News readers who are a discerning lot, very loyal, but that wouldn't last long if I did rude stuff like that. So here I am at the bottom of the page quietly encouraging you to sign up for the nightly email. It's got everything from the previous day on Scripting, plus the contents of the linkblog and who knows what else we'll get in there. People really love it. I wish I had done it sooner. And every email has an unsub link so if you want to get out, you can, easily -- no questions asked, and no follow-ups. Go ahead and do it, you won't be sorry! :-)