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Strategies for Curating Online Reading Sources

One of the rare non-Apple laptops seen in an otherwise cool park full of cool people How do you keep up with the blogs, news, and online publications you care about most?

This is a question that commonly comes up among friends and peers engaged in the business of content and discovery. And the answer changes as the web changes.

The algorithms, languages, and technology that enable users to curate an online experience that feels genuinely and uniquely personalized is fascinating. To me, it’s what the web is all about. I’ve long been hooked on RSS and its ability to deliver content of all kinds, from audio/video podcasts to earthquake alerts, almost immediately as published.

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Happy RSS Day!

RSS Awareness Day


It’s RSS awareness day. I’m a huge fan of RSS and began subscribing to feeds about five years ago when I was weaning myself off of traditional newsgroups via XNews. I first used Outlook Express, and later Thunderbird for RSS. For a little while I dug Newsgator and later NetNewsWire (which was later acquired by Newsgator). But for the past couple years it’s been strictly Google Reader (screenshot below), which I can also access on my mobile (via http://www.google.com/reader/m/).

What do you use?

An opml file of the feeds I follow is embedded on my site right here. You can expand each tab infinitely to skim the content, or just download the opml for yourself and go nuts. I recently added this opml to Toluu as well.

Subscribe to an rss feed of this blog or to my friendfeed rss if you really want to see what i’ve been up to on the internets.

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