Speaking of linking to other people…

What do you think of my link blog? Should I keep doing it? I’ve found it fun to do. It forces me to read my feeds (and I’ve been subscribing to more lately) but wonder if you get any utility from it?

How many pages do you read on it? Every day I probably post about 50 items or so. Yesterday alone, for instance, I posted 60 items. That means you gotta click on six “more shared items” links.

Comments

  1. Actually, I don’t do any page-clicking at all — I just subscribe to your link blog’s RSS feed and skim the articles at my leisure (Come on… you’re the one who loves RSS!).

    I find a number of interesting articles through your link blog that I might not have found otherwise, so thank you for publishing — and my vote is to keep doing it!

  2. Actually, I don’t do any page-clicking at all — I just subscribe to your link blog’s RSS feed and skim the articles at my leisure (Come on… you’re the one who loves RSS!).

    I find a number of interesting articles through your link blog that I might not have found otherwise, so thank you for publishing — and my vote is to keep doing it!

  3. I’m with Matt, I skim through your link blog, and now and then I find an interesting article to read. So keep it up, it saves me some time ;)

  4. I’m with Matt, I skim through your link blog, and now and then I find an interesting article to read. So keep it up, it saves me some time ;)

  5. I’m actually thinking of stopping to read your ‘real’ blog and just read the link-blog… :-)

    Keep it up, please !

  6. I’m actually thinking of stopping to read your ‘real’ blog and just read the link-blog… :-)

    Keep it up, please !

  7. The problem is that right now google is not giving us a lot of ways to “customize” those pages, and the only way I’d see would be using a PHP that reads the RSS feed, but the PHP code I found the RSS not having ALL items :( Thing is (and not to forget), google reader is still in “labs” state – and we rely totally on it (my whole Podcasting business relies on it), which makes me freakin out sometimes :)

  8. The problem is that right now google is not giving us a lot of ways to “customize” those pages, and the only way I’d see would be using a PHP that reads the RSS feed, but the PHP code I found the RSS not having ALL items :( Thing is (and not to forget), google reader is still in “labs” state – and we rely totally on it (my whole Podcasting business relies on it), which makes me freakin out sometimes :)

  9. I am not so much into tech. I have a good time reading the people you connect to on your blog. I don’t care for much of the news on your link blog. I had subscribed to the RSS when you first announced it. Seeing only tech, tech, tech and more tech…made me unsubscribe…I like space tech more than computer tech

    keep it or loose it, I don’t mind.

  10. I am not so much into tech. I have a good time reading the people you connect to on your blog. I don’t care for much of the news on your link blog. I had subscribed to the RSS when you first announced it. Seeing only tech, tech, tech and more tech…made me unsubscribe…I like space tech more than computer tech

    keep it or loose it, I don’t mind.

  11. I am a huge fan of your link blog, and your linking blogging has inspired me to do my own link blog (which incorporates a number of your shared items as well as a bunch of my own from the 150 feeds I follow).

    I think the concept of link blogs is really cool. I would love to have more insights in to what other bloggers and blog readers think is cool. I would love to see a link blog for Mike Arrington or Om Malik or Jason C. or Thomas Hawk. Or Exilarator, StuFF mc, Laurens, Bangalor bytes, and Matt. To that end, mine is http://www.google.com/reader/shared/01270030268309960468

    Keep it up Robert. You are at the sneazer end of what is another way of sharing personal information with the world.

    Tim Crandley

    Please keep it up.

  12. I am a huge fan of your link blog, and your linking blogging has inspired me to do my own link blog (which incorporates a number of your shared items as well as a bunch of my own from the 150 feeds I follow).

    I think the concept of link blogs is really cool. I would love to have more insights in to what other bloggers and blog readers think is cool. I would love to see a link blog for Mike Arrington or Om Malik or Jason C. or Thomas Hawk. Or Exilarator, StuFF mc, Laurens, Bangalor bytes, and Matt. To that end, mine is http://www.google.com/reader/shared/01270030268309960468

    Keep it up Robert. You are at the sneazer end of what is another way of sharing personal information with the world.

    Tim Crandley

    Please keep it up.

  13. I like it, let’s me see what you think is on the radar and what you find interesting. Great to get another point of view.

    Keep on feeding the link blog!

  14. I like it, let’s me see what you think is on the radar and what you find interesting. Great to get another point of view.

    Keep on feeding the link blog!

  15. I say keep the link blog!

    I’ve come across loads of interesting articles I would have otherwise missed. I’ve even subscribed to a few of the feeds you’ve linked to.

    Keep it up dude :-)

  16. I say keep the link blog!

    I’ve come across loads of interesting articles I would have otherwise missed. I’ve even subscribed to a few of the feeds you’ve linked to.

    Keep it up dude :-)

  17. Hey Robert.

    Yup, I just skim over, I love it. Only thing Google Reader or any reader for that matter needs to do for me is remove duplicates as I subscribe to some of the feeds you share with us. :)

  18. Hey Robert.

    Yup, I just skim over, I love it. Only thing Google Reader or any reader for that matter needs to do for me is remove duplicates as I subscribe to some of the feeds you share with us. :)

  19. Robert,

    Please keep on doing your link blog. It is excellent and I get a chance to read stuff that I ordinarily wouldn’t have found. It opens up me to a whole new world :)

    Rushi

  20. Robert,

    Please keep on doing your link blog. It is excellent and I get a chance to read stuff that I ordinarily wouldn’t have found. It opens up me to a whole new world :)

    Rushi

  21. One thing that intrigues me is that little JS call they provide, to let you put a “clip” on your page…. The first parameter/value pair in there (?n=xx) is based on the number of items you specify.

    try sticking n=15or n=20

    Also works for sharing your public tage

  22. One thing that intrigues me is that little JS call they provide, to let you put a “clip” on your page…. The first parameter/value pair in there (?n=xx) is based on the number of items you specify.

    try sticking n=15or n=20

    Also works for sharing your public tage

  23. I like your shared links. I do the same thing, but my audience is mostly teachers and school tech specialists. I’m trying to encourage them to create their own as well.

  24. I like your shared links. I do the same thing, but my audience is mostly teachers and school tech specialists. I’m trying to encourage them to create their own as well.

  25. you keep calling it a ‘linkblog’ while I will keep calling it your Google Reader shared feeds.

    And in that vein, why should I read it? I have more or less the same feeds in my reader. I don’t need a ScobleFilter ™ ;)

  26. you keep calling it a ‘linkblog’ while I will keep calling it your Google Reader shared feeds.

    And in that vein, why should I read it? I have more or less the same feeds in my reader. I don’t need a ScobleFilter ™ ;)

  27. Love it. I, like some others here, end up w/ duplicates to articles I’ve already read, but I suspect there’s a way to scrub the dups out, and in the mean time, it doesn’t take long to cruise over articles I’ve already seen.

    BTW, I’ve been using shared feeds, too, with some items in common with your feed, but also some articles from my blog, and some business-related items.

    http://www.google.com/reader/shared/18394520051154723415

  28. Love it. I, like some others here, end up w/ duplicates to articles I’ve already read, but I suspect there’s a way to scrub the dups out, and in the mean time, it doesn’t take long to cruise over articles I’ve already seen.

    BTW, I’ve been using shared feeds, too, with some items in common with your feed, but also some articles from my blog, and some business-related items.

    http://www.google.com/reader/shared/18394520051154723415

  29. I like it. I see a pattern in reading lists. You can count on someone else’s taste. It makes for predictable reading. Collaborative filtering is cool. Scoble-averative filtering. Mainly, you gotta filter your reading somehow to get to the good stuff in a reasonable amount of time. I have 15 tabs I bookmarked for my browser to open all at once. Skim them and then go to the aggregator. Peek at the latest podcasts. But, relying on a link blog like yours is valuable because I trust your taste.

  30. I like it. I see a pattern in reading lists. You can count on someone else’s taste. It makes for predictable reading. Collaborative filtering is cool. Scoble-averative filtering. Mainly, you gotta filter your reading somehow to get to the good stuff in a reasonable amount of time. I have 15 tabs I bookmarked for my browser to open all at once. Skim them and then go to the aggregator. Peek at the latest podcasts. But, relying on a link blog like yours is valuable because I trust your taste.

  31. Robert,
    I’d vote to keep it since I’m too lazy to do all the leg work myself. I probably actually read 5-10 of the posts in the feed, but I wouldn’t have found them on my own so I appreciate the work you are doing on behalf of the rest of us!

  32. Robert,
    I’d vote to keep it since I’m too lazy to do all the leg work myself. I probably actually read 5-10 of the posts in the feed, but I wouldn’t have found them on my own so I appreciate the work you are doing on behalf of the rest of us!

  33. I’ll usually find a few interesting links I haven’t seen before. I’ve found that most of the articles are from blogs I’m already subscribed to, so it’s mostly reruns.

  34. I’ll usually find a few interesting links I haven’t seen before. I’ve found that most of the articles are from blogs I’m already subscribed to, so it’s mostly reruns.

  35. Brandon: yeah, if you already subscribe to a few dozen tech blogs this won’t have as much utility. I do it mostly for CTOs and execs who are too busy to read every feed.

  36. Brandon: yeah, if you already subscribe to a few dozen tech blogs this won’t have as much utility. I do it mostly for CTOs and execs who are too busy to read every feed.

  37. I suscribe to the link blog. It works great for me and I am always finding interesting things to clip and keep. There’s some duplication with feeds I already subscribe to, but this is a great way to learn about other feeds that I don’t monitor or that I don’t even know about.

    So it works for me, because you notice a lot the same kinds of things that I am interested in. And even though there are also things I don’t care about, the quality is very high for me.

    Seeing how well this works, I’m tempted to set up a river and do the same thing. But it’s only temptation so far. And a mild one at that. Heh.

  38. I suscribe to the link blog. It works great for me and I am always finding interesting things to clip and keep. There’s some duplication with feeds I already subscribe to, but this is a great way to learn about other feeds that I don’t monitor or that I don’t even know about.

    So it works for me, because you notice a lot the same kinds of things that I am interested in. And even though there are also things I don’t care about, the quality is very high for me.

    Seeing how well this works, I’m tempted to set up a river and do the same thing. But it’s only temptation so far. And a mild one at that. Heh.

  39. I just checked it out for the first time, and I made sure to click through quite a few to get a good feel for what you were posting, etc. Having done that I’ve got to say I think the people above are just trying to see how far they can get their heads up your butt. Sorry, it just seems like the same boring attempt by boring nerds to share boring links to boring content that I see all over the net.

  40. I just checked it out for the first time, and I made sure to click through quite a few to get a good feel for what you were posting, etc. Having done that I’ve got to say I think the people above are just trying to see how far they can get their heads up your butt. Sorry, it just seems like the same boring attempt by boring nerds to share boring links to boring content that I see all over the net.

  41. Neal: interesting. I love how you don’t reveal your real identity. I also love how you don’t show us anyone doing something that IS interesting. Sigh. I so wish you’d actually provide some value that we could subscribe to.

  42. Neal: interesting. I love how you don’t reveal your real identity. I also love how you don’t show us anyone doing something that IS interesting. Sigh. I so wish you’d actually provide some value that we could subscribe to.

  43. Speaking of leaking to your links blog, I have a thought. Suppose I want to link to one of the blog your earmarked, how could I link to your link blog, as well as link to the blog where you found it, as well as link to the original post, in one go. There should be a widget that allows you to put the whole chain at the bottom of one’s own post. It would credit everyone, and it would be interesting to follow the original post’s voyage. But maybe there is already one such widget, and I am not aware of it.

  44. Speaking of leaking to your links blog, I have a thought. Suppose I want to link to one of the blog your earmarked, how could I link to your link blog, as well as link to the blog where you found it, as well as link to the original post, in one go. There should be a widget that allows you to put the whole chain at the bottom of one’s own post. It would credit everyone, and it would be interesting to follow the original post’s voyage. But maybe there is already one such widget, and I am not aware of it.

  45. I subscribed to your link blog in Reader … occasionally I get a bit swamped (60 posts!), but you’re doing all the hard work of finding links and it’s easier to scan in reader with the keyboard shortcuts.

    I love it.

  46. I subscribed to your link blog in Reader … occasionally I get a bit swamped (60 posts!), but you’re doing all the hard work of finding links and it’s easier to scan in reader with the keyboard shortcuts.

    I love it.

  47. I subscribe to the feed and it ends up in Google Reader along with the other 213 feeds I subscribe to. Occasionally you pick up on something interesting that’s outside my normal set of tech feeds. Keep doing it! :)

    Besides… you’re reading the feeds anyway, and hitting Shift+S is so quick and painless… it’s not like you’re going to gain more than a couple minutes a day by not doing it…

  48. I subscribe to the feed and it ends up in Google Reader along with the other 213 feeds I subscribe to. Occasionally you pick up on something interesting that’s outside my normal set of tech feeds. Keep doing it! :)

    Besides… you’re reading the feeds anyway, and hitting Shift+S is so quick and painless… it’s not like you’re going to gain more than a couple minutes a day by not doing it…

  49. I subscribe to both your blog feed and your link blog feed in Google Reader.

    I am very grateful to you for doing the link blog because it, along with all my other feeds, provides a good view of what is going on in the internet. Funnily, some of the items in your link blog end up in my link blog…..

    I never read blogs anymore, for the reason that I have to keep clicking ‘next page’ ‘next page’ all the time. Google Reader is awesome.

    Keep doing it!

  50. I subscribe to both your blog feed and your link blog feed in Google Reader.

    I am very grateful to you for doing the link blog because it, along with all my other feeds, provides a good view of what is going on in the internet. Funnily, some of the items in your link blog end up in my link blog…..

    I never read blogs anymore, for the reason that I have to keep clicking ‘next page’ ‘next page’ all the time. Google Reader is awesome.

    Keep doing it!

  51. Robert,

    I know this is the wrong place to ask …. but.
    Do you know anyone who can help me develop an electric guitar for someone without the use of legs, hands etc. He has full range of motion of his arms with the exception of his hands. I thought of some form of modified keyboard type system or slide motion for the forearms.

    Please let me know if you know anyone or team who might want to help. He played in a band when he was younger and you can see the longing in his eyes when he sees people playing on stage or in church. Thanks in advance. Please e-mail me contacts. I’ll try to come up with a way to fund it out of my pocket.

    Regards,
    Russ

  52. Robert,

    I know this is the wrong place to ask …. but.
    Do you know anyone who can help me develop an electric guitar for someone without the use of legs, hands etc. He has full range of motion of his arms with the exception of his hands. I thought of some form of modified keyboard type system or slide motion for the forearms.

    Please let me know if you know anyone or team who might want to help. He played in a band when he was younger and you can see the longing in his eyes when he sees people playing on stage or in church. Thanks in advance. Please e-mail me contacts. I’ll try to come up with a way to fund it out of my pocket.

    Regards,
    Russ

  53. Yes! Yes! I subscribe to yours, and even use it as content in my own link blog. It allows me to have some more diverse feeds in Google Reader, as well as to discover new weblogs.

  54. Yes! Yes! I subscribe to yours, and even use it as content in my own link blog. It allows me to have some more diverse feeds in Google Reader, as well as to discover new weblogs.

  55. Robert,

    Why not do a little javascript action and put your starred items in your sidebar? You’ll see this in my sidebar on my “Recently Enjoyed”. The necessary javascript is available from Google (I can’t remember the link… let me know if you want it and I’ll find it).

    Regards,
    Doug

  56. Robert,

    Why not do a little javascript action and put your starred items in your sidebar? You’ll see this in my sidebar on my “Recently Enjoyed”. The necessary javascript is available from Google (I can’t remember the link… let me know if you want it and I’ll find it).

    Regards,
    Doug

  57. Neal, nevermind Scoble. He’s a blogofacist. Unless you believe in blogging and have a blog yourself, he will not tolerate criticism or contrary opinions. Unless you have a blog, you don’t exist in his world.

  58. Neal, nevermind Scoble. He’s a blogofacist. Unless you believe in blogging and have a blog yourself, he will not tolerate criticism or contrary opinions. Unless you have a blog, you don’t exist in his world.

  59. I subscribe to your link blog’s RSS and I say please keep it up. There are days when ScobleFilter ™ is all I have time for.

  60. I subscribe to your link blog’s RSS and I say please keep it up. There are days when ScobleFilter ™ is all I have time for.

  61. A question – maybe there are politics involved that I don’t get, but why not use del.icio.us for the links. You can still have an RSS feed from those links, but there is a good infrastrucure in place for finding new links and sharing links in place. For most people, there would be no functinal change — an RSS feed full of linky goodness, but it would allow easty access to see how you have tagged things in categories, and I can also see how many other people are linking to the things you link to.

  62. A question – maybe there are politics involved that I don’t get, but why not use del.icio.us for the links. You can still have an RSS feed from those links, but there is a good infrastrucure in place for finding new links and sharing links in place. For most people, there would be no functinal change — an RSS feed full of linky goodness, but it would allow easty access to see how you have tagged things in categories, and I can also see how many other people are linking to the things you link to.

  63. How the hell do you publish so many posts a day? Is that what you need to do around here to make it to the top? Jesus! I’d be out in no time. My fine bootie would probably go numb! Does yours? LOL

  64. How the hell do you publish so many posts a day? Is that what you need to do around here to make it to the top? Jesus! I’d be out in no time. My fine bootie would probably go numb! Does yours? LOL

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