The tech world is hopping

Whew, look at TechMeme today and you’ll see we’re on an upswing in the news cycle. I remember the days when only one or two people got on TechMeme, now I can’t read everyone that’s on there.

I am trying, though. I’m adding RSS feeds to my reader at a pretty fast pace lately. I’m getting close to my breaking point, though. I think I can’t read more than about 400 feeds. Not enough time.

Anyway, I still notice that smaller stories get on my link blog than get on TechMeme. I pick some of the same stories that are on TechMeme, but there’s a lot of “flavor” that TechMeme filters out. Algorithms are sure efficient, but they often miss the cute little stories. TechMeme will never point to Cute Overload, for instance. I don’t often point there either, but it’s fun to mix in a cute cat photo into a mix of 100 tech stories.

One thing I caught going through my aggregator is Om Malik’s NewTeeVee blog interviewing my boss, John Furrier, about PodTech. Oh, remember that guy who said he hated my videos? Yeah, we signed him up for our network too. Welcome 1938 Media! And don’t you dare stop attacking me.

Speaking of which, I gotta have a talk with Christopher Coulter. He’s been too quiet lately. He’s the best hire I ever did, though. He’s amazing.

23 thoughts on “The tech world is hopping

  1. why does every blogger (including me) has a cat?
    has there been any research about that?
    a lot of posts have cats in it, are about cats, or have cats as an example.
    post 1 – talkin’ about hight end tech stuff.
    post 2 – my cat is cute today.
    post 3 – iPhone, new specs?
    strange…

  2. why does every blogger (including me) has a cat?
    has there been any research about that?
    a lot of posts have cats in it, are about cats, or have cats as an example.
    post 1 – talkin’ about hight end tech stuff.
    post 2 – my cat is cute today.
    post 3 – iPhone, new specs?
    strange…

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  4. Robert,

    Just curious – what feed reader do you use? I assume with 400 feeds that it’s a desktop one and not a web-based one?

    I’m just doing a round-up now of some readers, trying to find the best, free one.

    Thanks,
    Jeff

  5. Robert,

    Just curious – what feed reader do you use? I assume with 400 feeds that it’s a desktop one and not a web-based one?

    I’m just doing a round-up now of some readers, trying to find the best, free one.

    Thanks,
    Jeff

  6. You know I guess its time for somebody invented aggregators for aggregators. I log on to Digg in the hopes that I’ll be able to read a couple of cool dug up articles but boy …the sheer number of them makes me wanna come back to here or Om’s site!

    Are aggregators made only for serious, professional bloggers?

    Digg is fun but it’s too much fun.

  7. You know I guess its time for somebody invented aggregators for aggregators. I log on to Digg in the hopes that I’ll be able to read a couple of cool dug up articles but boy …the sheer number of them makes me wanna come back to here or Om’s site!

    Are aggregators made only for serious, professional bloggers?

    Digg is fun but it’s too much fun.

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