Technology Bloggers, what are they good for?

Dare Obasanjo asks “what are those A-list technology bloggers good for?”

He’s absolutely right! (I’ve been saying that a lot today — I’m in a very agreeable mood).

The thing is I’ve been keeping my own “A list.” I judge 772 feeds (which represents thousands of blogs since some of my feeds, like Microsoft’s feed, has more than 3,000 bloggers on one feed).

I judged 35,609 items in the past 30 days, according to Google Reader. Out of all those items I shared 1,094 items with you.

To get onto my feed reader you’ve gotta do something better than the average blog. You’ve gotta bring the best of tech through my feed reader. If you don’t I unsubscribe and I go somewhere else.

Out of all those feeds Google Reader keeps track of the top 35 feeds. This is the new A list and DARE IS ON IT.

See, he better watch attacking the A list tech bloggers because he now is one.

I think that’s called a “looping flame.” Where you intended damage to happen somewhere else but it came back to focus on you. Ouch. :-)

1. Mashable
2. Read/Write Web
3. TechCrunch
4. Media 2.0 Workgroup
5. digg
6. Sun bloggers
7. Gizmodo
8. ZDNet blogs
9. Planet Intertwingly (a bunch of bloggers show up here, including Dare).
10. All Facebook
11. MSDN Blogs
12. digg/Technology
13. The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)
14. RSS Feed for Lifehacker
15. GigaOM Network
16. VentureBeat
17. Chuqui 3.0
18. VentureBeat Wire
19. Y Combinator Startup News
20. Engadget
21. TechNet Blogs
22. Digital Backcountry – Ryan Stewart’s Flash Platform Blog
23. JD on EP
24. Google Operating System
25. A Welsh View
26. dzone.com: latest front page
27. All Things Digital
28. Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life
29. Valleywag
30. Googlified
31. Ryan’s shared items in Google Reader
32. rexblog: Rex Hammock’s Weblog
33. Metaversed – Business and Technology News from the Metaverse
34. Business 2.0 Beta Blogs
35. CrunchGear

Anyway, I threw an answer to Dare up on my Kyte.tv channel as well.

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77 thoughts on “Technology Bloggers, what are they good for?

  1. Interesting list, but nothing that is focused on enterprise software — although maybe you have no interest in this. I admit, “IT” when defined as “information toys” (i.e., the Web 2.0 world) is a lot more fun than “IT” when defined as “information technology.”

    Try some of the Enterprise Irregulars, especially Deal Architect. You might learn about “real” software for a change.

  2. Interesting list, but nothing that is focused on enterprise software — although maybe you have no interest in this. I admit, “IT” when defined as “information toys” (i.e., the Web 2.0 world) is a lot more fun than “IT” when defined as “information technology.”

    Try some of the Enterprise Irregulars, especially Deal Architect. You might learn about “real” software for a change.

  3. The so-called “a-list” bloggers are nothing more than a self-appointed priesthood whose members gather together to hear their own sermons.

  4. The so-called “a-list” bloggers are nothing more than a self-appointed priesthood whose members gather together to hear their own sermons.

  5. Not sure if you realize that all three links in your post are the same: it is your GR shared items at http://www.google.com/reader/shared/14480565058256660224

    Since I am just learning about Google Reader (and the blogger circuit, might I add), I was hoping to glean some useful info about it from your post: judging, sharing, etc. But I think I am missing the point you were trying to make, or rather, I get the point, but am unable to see the intented illustrations.

    What is the “judging” you are talking about and what’s with the triplicate link?

  6. Not sure if you realize that all three links in your post are the same: it is your GR shared items at http://www.google.com/reader/shared/14480565058256660224

    Since I am just learning about Google Reader (and the blogger circuit, might I add), I was hoping to glean some useful info about it from your post: judging, sharing, etc. But I think I am missing the point you were trying to make, or rather, I get the point, but am unable to see the intented illustrations.

    What is the “judging” you are talking about and what’s with the triplicate link?

  7. Man, I was a little dissapointed to see that the comment I made on Dare’s blog saying that I think he missed the point being that most of the A-listers blog for the geeks as well as the average joe didn’t make it on to his site. Some of us don’t always have the time to check out all the new features and new websites, and you guys are usually the best place to go to find out.

  8. Man, I was a little dissapointed to see that the comment I made on Dare’s blog saying that I think he missed the point being that most of the A-listers blog for the geeks as well as the average joe didn’t make it on to his site. Some of us don’t always have the time to check out all the new features and new websites, and you guys are usually the best place to go to find out.

  9. @25 Isn’t quality of content more important than gender? I gotta believe that if there blogs writtrn by women on Scoble’s list it’s because the content doesn’t make the cut. I rather dpunt it has anything to do with gender discrimination. So I’d tell your fellow women bloggers to write more unique relevant content to what appeals to dweebs like scoble. (if that is their goal)

  10. @25 Isn’t quality of content more important than gender? I gotta believe that if there blogs writtrn by women on Scoble’s list it’s because the content doesn’t make the cut. I rather dpunt it has anything to do with gender discrimination. So I’d tell your fellow women bloggers to write more unique relevant content to what appeals to dweebs like scoble. (if that is their goal)

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