Are you an RSS addict?

Stefan Constantinescu: “I am a self-proclaimed RSS addict now, working with two guys at Elwoh Software to see if we can build an RSS reader that will stand out from the others.”

It is very gratifying to hear this kind of response to my writing (Stefan talks about how he wants to be a Microsoft employee after seeing Channel 9 and the writings of Microsoft’s more than 2,000 bloggers).

While getting a tour of Microsoft Ireland last night I heard again that my videos are highly watched inside the company as well. Microsoft is such a big place that the videos let employees get an idea of what other groups are doing.

I also want to call out Charles Torre, my partner in crime on Channel 9. He’s been posting videos while I’ve been over here in Europe. Some really great ones including Mary Snapp, VP and Deputy General Counsel (Jennifer Ritzinger is the interviewer there and is the driving force behind our new “women in technology” show) and going deep stuff like a discussion of Windows Vista’s Transactional File System.

And with that, we’re off to Paris…

Comments

  1. ::Blushes:: Thanks Scoble! It’s amazing how I didn’t even use RSS 6 months ago, and now all I do is sit in my aggregator reading, and reading and reading.

    I have to curb it though, I am spending way to much time reading and not enough studying or even going out!

  2. ::Blushes:: Thanks Scoble! It’s amazing how I didn’t even use RSS 6 months ago, and now all I do is sit in my aggregator reading, and reading and reading.

    I have to curb it though, I am spending way to much time reading and not enough studying or even going out!

  3. Stefan, you need to get a life :-)

    The question is, how exactly do people benefit from spending so much time reading RSS feeds. Granted, it can be addictive in a strange sort of way, but what tangible benefit does it achieve?

  4. Stefan, you need to get a life :-)

    The question is, how exactly do people benefit from spending so much time reading RSS feeds. Granted, it can be addictive in a strange sort of way, but what tangible benefit does it achieve?

  5. Surprisingly zero benefit amongst my peers in the real world, but I am on top of everything technology related.

    I am at a cross roads in my life, 19 years old, I really love technology and I love messing around with it to the point of exhaustion, but in the end it’s just another machine.

    I am starting my third year of college next semester and I am majoring in biology to eventually work as a doctor. What machine is more elegant and complicated than the human body?

    Now it is difficult because I am starting out with little info behind me in this felid but I do find it very interesting. What I want to do is become doctor first, practice for a few years then go back to school for a CS degree and find some way to integrate the two fields.

    My friends and family think I am insane. Personally, I do too. It’s a tough choice and I still haven’t set my foot down. Do I want to lead in the software industry or in the medical fields? A doctor is known amongst his peers, a company is known amongst millions. I want to do both but it will cost me easily half of my lifetime.

    Scoble interviewed Douglas Engelbart, a name that not many outside a select few group of people know. Yet what he did is still revolutionary today. I want to be in a similar situation when I have reached his age. It is becoming increasingly difficult since the world is changing so rapidly. Revolutions are no longer taking decades, but just a few years. What we all love and are fond of today will definitely not be the same thing 5 years, even 10 years down the line. I have to get used to that, and that’s becoming the difficult part.

    Being young and having to plan out the rest of your life is very… stressful :(

  6. Surprisingly zero benefit amongst my peers in the real world, but I am on top of everything technology related.

    I am at a cross roads in my life, 19 years old, I really love technology and I love messing around with it to the point of exhaustion, but in the end it’s just another machine.

    I am starting my third year of college next semester and I am majoring in biology to eventually work as a doctor. What machine is more elegant and complicated than the human body?

    Now it is difficult because I am starting out with little info behind me in this felid but I do find it very interesting. What I want to do is become doctor first, practice for a few years then go back to school for a CS degree and find some way to integrate the two fields.

    My friends and family think I am insane. Personally, I do too. It’s a tough choice and I still haven’t set my foot down. Do I want to lead in the software industry or in the medical fields? A doctor is known amongst his peers, a company is known amongst millions. I want to do both but it will cost me easily half of my lifetime.

    Scoble interviewed Douglas Engelbart, a name that not many outside a select few group of people know. Yet what he did is still revolutionary today. I want to be in a similar situation when I have reached his age. It is becoming increasingly difficult since the world is changing so rapidly. Revolutions are no longer taking decades, but just a few years. What we all love and are fond of today will definitely not be the same thing 5 years, even 10 years down the line. I have to get used to that, and that’s becoming the difficult part.

    Being young and having to plan out the rest of your life is very… stressful :(

  7. I just read your blog and Feed Demon as well as RSS Bandit does what you want, except for the comments features.

    But I am strongly against the outlook type interface where each article is a message. I like swimming in content and choosing what I want in the “river of news” stlye as Dave Winer puts it, instead of that old way.

  8. I just read your blog and Feed Demon as well as RSS Bandit does what you want, except for the comments features.

    But I am strongly against the outlook type interface where each article is a message. I like swimming in content and choosing what I want in the “river of news” stlye as Dave Winer puts it, instead of that old way.

  9. Weblogs in Denmark

    Danish companies are slowly picking up the trend: Blogging as a tool to communicate with customers. However, the vast majority of Danish blogs are personal blogs.

  10. [...] It may sound too techy, but the first thing I look for in a new tech site is their support of RSS. (Scobleizer would understand!) So, I was disappointed to see no obvious RSS feeds available on their site. Even if you don’t know what they are, I’m of the opinion that you will be using them in the near future! [...]

  11. It seems there is a growing community “RSS Addicts” – myself included – me and my partner are trying to solve our RSS Saturation problem with a new gadget called ‘Touchstone’ so I thought i might do a shameless plug since its on-topic :> The idea being that it’s a supplement to any full-fledged reader that lets you keep track of your headlines while you’re doing other things (like maybe work hah).

  12. It seems there is a growing community “RSS Addicts” – myself included – me and my partner are trying to solve our RSS Saturation problem with a new gadget called ‘Touchstone’ so I thought i might do a shameless plug since its on-topic :> The idea being that it’s a supplement to any full-fledged reader that lets you keep track of your headlines while you’re doing other things (like maybe work hah).