Peter, AFAIK just redirects you to a RSS/Atom reader and such buttons exist for ages.

There's a little more to that. subtome could include h-feed parsers as options as well.

RSS is dying and I prefer #IndieWeb h-feed because it's part of web-site instead of an invisible XML-addition. RSS is dying for an simple reason — it's one-directional publisher->subscriber technology. With rise of social networks with their #P2P communications RSS is really "walking dead" if we talk about human-to-human communications. RSS still used for one-directional public updates (news, announcements, etc) distribution.

Valid reasoning, and I'm not going to deny the truth of it. However, for me, a reacji is not interaction - which is currently rising on the silos - so while the option of interaction is important, the content of these reactions are becoming less and less relevant and significant.

The 'Subscribe' button I miss should allow to subscribe to an private h-feed (like family or company feed) and allow bidirectional communication: I should be able to send comments to feed's owner and receive replies back.

I totally agree that we need a solution for the missing Follow/Subscribe option. However, I think this is more of a missing service/infrastructure than an actual missing #indieweb feature.

Similarly to this, my greatest itch is content discovery1 as I'm dealing with RSS & Mf2 by sending them as mail from a list of URLs as subscribed for sites. To think of it, it may not be impossible to add a little glue system that handles reply email for those posts sent as one and let my site post them as actual replies...

You've just given me an idea, thank you!



  1. from D.V.D. at