TIL: An RSS-focused search engine

Today I learned about feedle, a search engine focused on searching blogs and podcasts – web sites that export an RSS feed, in other words. And the search results are themselves RSS feed that can be subscribed to live.

This feels like a quite a big thing for accessing content without resort to the internet giants, and for the IndieWeb in general. It means that search can prefer syndicated and typically small-scale content rather than being influenced by search engine optimisation (SEO) or sponsorship affecting the link rankings.

Of course this also need management, and feedle is a curated source: you have to submit your RSS feed to it for review and (hopefully) inclusion. I’ve done that for this site’s feed.