FeedPressure

Wow, the feeds bloggers are working overtime. Web 2.0 Summit is going on, plus tons of other events, and things are just flowing at a rate I’ve never seen.

How does ANYONE pay attention to ANYTHING in such a high flow state?

Some things did catch my attention, though, while “J, J, J, J’ing” through more than 1,000 items (that’s the keyboard command for looking at the next item in Google Reader).

For instance, this headline: “QVC Sells 4,000 of My Balls in Five Minutes.”

Anyway, I’m reading feeds so you don’t have to.

It’s fun to race against TechMeme and see if I can find cool stuff that TechMeme hasn’t found yet.

What do you think? How am I doing on my feed blog? Does it add value to your life?

I’m trying to find the best of the feeds for you.

24 thoughts on “FeedPressure

  1. I compare what I’m reading to you by reading your shared items last in my cycle. Right now, I’m around 85 subscriptions, highly focused on marketing/pr/social media/tech and I generally have already read or noticed about 1 in 6 of your shared items. A lot of those feeds are aggregates as well though – I don’t mind someone doing the first sift for me.

  2. I compare what I’m reading to you by reading your shared items last in my cycle. Right now, I’m around 85 subscriptions, highly focused on marketing/pr/social media/tech and I generally have already read or noticed about 1 in 6 of your shared items. A lot of those feeds are aggregates as well though – I don’t mind someone doing the first sift for me.

  3. Sod techmeme, your linkblog is the number 1… esp. cause you have it going through twitter as well. I can’t follow everything but value the more than I can eat approach :-)

  4. Sod techmeme, your linkblog is the number 1… esp. cause you have it going through twitter as well. I can’t follow everything but value the more than I can eat approach :-)

  5. I’m curious how you could possibly know what the best feeds are for your large audience and what feeds we should or shouldn’t be reading

  6. I’m curious how you could possibly know what the best feeds are for your large audience and what feeds we should or shouldn’t be reading

  7. I don’t read the link blog. I’ve never understood the point of having someone else find links they think you might like – I follow my own 300 feeds that I know I like and I count on those to find me the ones I’m missing!

  8. I don’t read the link blog. I’ve never understood the point of having someone else find links they think you might like – I follow my own 300 feeds that I know I like and I count on those to find me the ones I’m missing!

  9. I agree with Nick, in that not all of your items are of interest to me. But, we are different people, so that is to be expected. You do add value with them, and I appreciate you doing it.

    Thanks.

  10. I agree with Nick, in that not all of your items are of interest to me. But, we are different people, so that is to be expected. You do add value with them, and I appreciate you doing it.

    Thanks.

  11. Overall I think your link blog is great – FeedDemon’s new attention report shows that I’m reading, flagging and sharing a lot of articles in it. In other words, it’s bringing me a lot of value.

    The only thing I’d recommend is not adding so many articles. There have been a number of times when I’ve seen 40+ new items in your link blog after updating my feeds, which combined with my “regular” subscriptions is far too much to keep up with.

  12. Overall I think your link blog is great – FeedDemon’s new attention report shows that I’m reading, flagging and sharing a lot of articles in it. In other words, it’s bringing me a lot of value.

    The only thing I’d recommend is not adding so many articles. There have been a number of times when I’ve seen 40+ new items in your link blog after updating my feeds, which combined with my “regular” subscriptions is far too much to keep up with.

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