Posted on Saturday February 13, 2016
What is IndyWatch?
Indywatch is a
news aggregator. It picks up news from a multitude of different
(independent, offbeat and under-recognised) sources and puts it all
into feeds, which are categorised. This whole process happens over
and over, every few hours. Every day, the feed page is added to an
archive. There is now over a year worth of news archives
Indywatch aims to provide a very broad range of information. More
mainstream sources are available at PoliceStateNews.org for Europe, Australia/NZ, Russia and Iran/Syria. If you want to
find media in Audio or Video form, you can check out Groov.us, which has a plugin for sensing
media files, and it's own set of categories; Australia, HipHop, Chill, NewsMedia and the Groov.us Wire.
Where is the news?
NewsFeed.ES has 6 subsites (subdomains) such as worldnews.newsfeed.es. If you
access the front page of the subsite, you get a digest of all feeds
on that domain. If you click on any of the categories up the top of
the page, above the cover image, you will access a more specific
feed, such as a topical or special interest news feed. If you want
a list of all the feeds on this site, check out the menu in the
right column, or try the RSS
page. NewsFeed.ES is essentially a cut-down version of
IndyWatch with a different layout. It works as a backup and is also
hosted in Europe, unlike IndyWatch, which is in the USA.
You can also find your way around with the buttons up the top,
below the cover image, which will change depending on what might be
relevant to what you are already reading. If you get used to
browsing Indywatch, you will find it easy to get around, but as
there is so much information available, it can be quite daunting at
It might be worth checking out the wire if you want a really
diverse stream of information. Much of the news on IndyWatch is
published in the wire.
Which feeds are most popular?
Here are the top 5 feeds for various parts of the site:
1. Arts and Culture
This feed has a lot of contributions from various artists and
News and information on cryptocurrency.
Alternative health info.
Now split into 2 feeds.
Satirical news pieces and other absolute bullshit.
1. Tech (Mobile) - Science
and Technology news.
Covers various military campaigns around the world.
North American news available in 2 languages. South American
news is currently only available in Spanish.
Covers various European news sources.
A different selection of world news than the more exhaustive feed
1. AllState (Mobile) and
Digest of all the state level (4 locations) and Local level
(10 locations) news feeds.
national news (Mobile)
Cultural and colonial issues, focus on very old culture under
political news (Mobile)
How does this work? How can I help?
A very small team with a lot of dedication. A really independent
and unique approach. A wide variety of information is presented, in
order to allow the reader access to a large amount of
If you want to help, the easiest way is to send an idea or a
source. Both can help with editing greatly. There is a "Submit
Link" box on every page, usually down the bottom of the article
feed. You could also use this box for general feedback.
Costs of operating this site are increasing as the project becomes
more complex, or takes on lots of new users, so a small donation
via Paypal or Bitcoin is a great way to help. You can find a
donation link on every page.
Shopping at the IndyWatch
Store (Mobile) is a
great way to pass the word around and also donate a bit of
Posted on Saturday July 11, 2015
Welcome to the new version of aliasfeed. Site bugs have been
Mobile version and site updates have been restored.
Mobile Version broken
Posted on Saturday July 11, 2015
Site updates will be delayed until we can work out what to do
with the mobile app that can't find it's css.