My favorite 35 feeds for the past month

Google Reader tells me today: From your 684 subscriptions, over the last 30 days you read 32,879 items, and shared 1,693 items.

Out of those, here’s my top 35 feeds that I’ve put on my link blog, so these are my real favorite blogs out of the 684 technology industry blogs I’m currently reading.

  1. Mashable! (items shared: 93)
  2. Planet Intertwingly. (61)
  3. TechCrunch . (60)
  4. MSDN Blogs (which has more than 3,000 Microsoft employees blogging on it). (41)
  5. GigaOM Network. (46)
  6. Read/WriteWeb. (25)
  7. Media 2.0 Workgroup. (24)
  8. Wired’s Epicenter. (22)
  9. Lifehacker. (22)
  10. AppScout. (19)
  11. Vecosys. (19)
  12. MAKE Magazine blog. (17)
  13. VentureBeat. (17)
  14. 901am. (15)
  15. Adobe Blogs (lots of Adobe bloggers). (15)
  16. Engadget. (15)
  17. Gizmodo. (15)
  18. NewTeeVee. (15)
  19. PaidContent. (15)
  20. StartupSquad. (15)
  21. Beet.TV. (13)
  22. O’Reilly Radar. (12)
  23. Web Strategy by Jeremiah Owyang — he works with me. (12)
  24. Boing Boing. (11)
  25. CrunchGear. (11)
  26. Digg/Technology. (11)
  27. dzone.com. — links for developers. (11)
  28. Google Blogoscoped. (11)
  29. Thomas Hawk, photographer. (11)
  30. Andy Beal’s Search and Internet Marketing. (10)
  31. Loren Feldman’s 1938 Media — funny videos. (9)
  32. Dare Obasanjo, dev at Microsoft. (9)
  33. Ryan Stewart’s Rich Internet App Blog. (9)
  34. Geeksugar. (9)
  35. Google Maps Mania. (9)

Congrats to everyone on this list, you are the top of the top.

What are your favorite tech blogs?
Any that aren’t on my list? I’ll put up the list every few months or so.

Comments

  1. “I’ll put up the list every few months or so.” –

    variation on famous final quote posted to Web 1.0 sites before they went stale; often accompanied by a yellow triangle with a construction worker trapped inside.

  2. “I’ll put up the list every few months or so.” –

    variation on famous final quote posted to Web 1.0 sites before they went stale; often accompanied by a yellow triangle with a construction worker trapped inside.

  3. Robert,

    This reminds me, did I tell you I fixed the severe formatting problem I was having with my feed last week Friday?

    It had been messed up for over a month due to a plugin being incompatible with WordPress 2.1. This is why I’m not upgrading to 2.2 right away, the plugins aren’t immediately compatible. This is a big issue that is likely ultimately resolved by the plugins becoming incorporated in the main code.

  4. Robert,

    This reminds me, did I tell you I fixed the severe formatting problem I was having with my feed last week Friday?

    It had been messed up for over a month due to a plugin being incompatible with WordPress 2.1. This is why I’m not upgrading to 2.2 right away, the plugins aren’t immediately compatible. This is a big issue that is likely ultimately resolved by the plugins becoming incorporated in the main code.

  5. Thanks Robert. will try the same experiment with my Reader. also FYI. Vecosys moving home to blognation.com in next few weeks will ping you with more nearer the time ;-)

  6. Thanks Robert. will try the same experiment with my Reader. also FYI. Vecosys moving home to blognation.com in next few weeks will ping you with more nearer the time ;-)

  7. “What are your favorite tech blogs? Any that aren’t on my list? I’ll put up the list every few months or so.”

    Robert, lifehack.org. They have some great articles about productivity and software tricks recently.

  8. “What are your favorite tech blogs? Any that aren’t on my list? I’ll put up the list every few months or so.”

    Robert, lifehack.org. They have some great articles about productivity and software tricks recently.

  9. Doesn’t TechMeme carry some of those routinely? I was able to change priority on blog reading habits by skimming topics, following brand names (or discover new ones) and lower the priority of reading someone for someone’s sake. Seems like quite a bit of redundancy in consumption, with a fave list like this. There’s still a difference though, regarding subscribing to people vs. topics.

  10. Doesn’t TechMeme carry some of those routinely? I was able to change priority on blog reading habits by skimming topics, following brand names (or discover new ones) and lower the priority of reading someone for someone’s sake. Seems like quite a bit of redundancy in consumption, with a fave list like this. There’s still a difference though, regarding subscribing to people vs. topics.

  11. My vote for the most ego-centric post of 2007. Obviously you ARE the “voice of Web 2.0″ – or is that bubble 2.0?

    So far over the last 7 days you’ve (1) saved a 19 year old from having to build a business plan, (2) assisted a starving comic artist to believe she can get 10,000,000 readers in 5 years, and now this.

    Wow. I may have to reconsider where my money is invested right now. It’s 2000 all over again.

  12. My vote for the most ego-centric post of 2007. Obviously you ARE the “voice of Web 2.0″ – or is that bubble 2.0?

    So far over the last 7 days you’ve (1) saved a 19 year old from having to build a business plan, (2) assisted a starving comic artist to believe she can get 10,000,000 readers in 5 years, and now this.

    Wow. I may have to reconsider where my money is invested right now. It’s 2000 all over again.

  13. 25. CrunchGear. (Mike Arrington’s personal blog). (11)

    Isn’t Mike’s personal blog crunchnotes.com?

  14. 25. CrunchGear. (Mike Arrington’s personal blog). (11)

    Isn’t Mike’s personal blog crunchnotes.com?

  15. Eric: there will be some overlap. I do put many of the big stories, albeit I’ll pick my favorite 1-3 posts off of a topic where Techmeme will give you 100 or more (like on the Ask thing last night).

    People who praise my link blog say it goes deeper into the long tail than TechMeme and doesn’t go nutty when a big blog storm hits too.

  16. Eric: there will be some overlap. I do put many of the big stories, albeit I’ll pick my favorite 1-3 posts off of a topic where Techmeme will give you 100 or more (like on the Ask thing last night).

    People who praise my link blog say it goes deeper into the long tail than TechMeme and doesn’t go nutty when a big blog storm hits too.

  17. Eric

    Techmeme often breaks “NEWS”, most of the content I write about isn’t news, but are concepts, strategies, and “how-tos”.

    Thanks Robert, it’s much appreciated.

  18. Eric

    Techmeme often breaks “NEWS”, most of the content I write about isn’t news, but are concepts, strategies, and “how-tos”.

    Thanks Robert, it’s much appreciated.

  19. Jason, here’s my “read” list:
    MSDN Blogs 2,594 56%
    TechAddress 1,895 59%
    Planet Intertwingly 1,341 55%
    TechTalkBlogs 1,107 57%
    TechNet Blogs 991 52%
    BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition 845 54%
    MarketWatch.com – Top Stories – Sponsored by: CyberTrader 823 56%
    Gizmodo 790 62%
    reddit.com: programming – what’s new online 769 59%
    Google News 730 58%
    digg / Technology 647 62%
    Engadget 546 61%
    dzone.com: latest front page 523 56%
    ESPN.com 493 61%
    Boing Boing 429 62%
    Y Combinator Startup News 411 57%
    CrunchGear 382 56%
    Slashdot 380 62%
    Google Blog Search: scoble 365 63%
    Media 2.0 Workgroup 345 60%
    SlashGear 313 64%
    GigaOM Network 291 61%
    Mashable! 290 62%
    Matrixsynth 270 54%
    Daily Kos 268 60%
    RSS Feed for Lifehacker.. 256 60%
    Thomas Hawk’s Photos 243 68%
    PaidContent 234 59%
    The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) 197 62%
    ‘Change, Culture, Creativity, Communication’ 192 72%
    geeksugar – 177 57%
    OracleBlogs 169 56%
    PodTech.net: Technology, Business, Media, and News Podcasts 165 63%
    Google Blog Search: podtech 160 64%
    MAKE Magazine 159 55%
    TechCrunch 158 62%
    broadbandreports.com 151 58%
    ScienceBlogs Select 150 71%
    Engadget HD 148 66%
    Epicenter 146 62%

  20. Jason, here’s my “read” list:
    MSDN Blogs 2,594 56%
    TechAddress 1,895 59%
    Planet Intertwingly 1,341 55%
    TechTalkBlogs 1,107 57%
    TechNet Blogs 991 52%
    BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition 845 54%
    MarketWatch.com – Top Stories – Sponsored by: CyberTrader 823 56%
    Gizmodo 790 62%
    reddit.com: programming – what’s new online 769 59%
    Google News 730 58%
    digg / Technology 647 62%
    Engadget 546 61%
    dzone.com: latest front page 523 56%
    ESPN.com 493 61%
    Boing Boing 429 62%
    Y Combinator Startup News 411 57%
    CrunchGear 382 56%
    Slashdot 380 62%
    Google Blog Search: scoble 365 63%
    Media 2.0 Workgroup 345 60%
    SlashGear 313 64%
    GigaOM Network 291 61%
    Mashable! 290 62%
    Matrixsynth 270 54%
    Daily Kos 268 60%
    RSS Feed for Lifehacker.. 256 60%
    Thomas Hawk’s Photos 243 68%
    PaidContent 234 59%
    The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW) 197 62%
    ‘Change, Culture, Creativity, Communication’ 192 72%
    geeksugar – 177 57%
    OracleBlogs 169 56%
    PodTech.net: Technology, Business, Media, and News Podcasts 165 63%
    Google Blog Search: podtech 160 64%
    MAKE Magazine 159 55%
    TechCrunch 158 62%
    broadbandreports.com 151 58%
    ScienceBlogs Select 150 71%
    Engadget HD 148 66%
    Epicenter 146 62%

  21. For me, “sharing” is FAR more important than Reading. I read a lot of things with a lot of noise (blogs.msdn.com, for instance, has a lot more posts that don’t get on my shared blog). I also read everything in a river of news way, not folder-by-folder, so percentage read doesn’t matter much. It’s who gets shared. THAT is where the high value is.

  22. For me, “sharing” is FAR more important than Reading. I read a lot of things with a lot of noise (blogs.msdn.com, for instance, has a lot more posts that don’t get on my shared blog). I also read everything in a river of news way, not folder-by-folder, so percentage read doesn’t matter much. It’s who gets shared. THAT is where the high value is.

  23. Now, what’s interesting is to compare the percentage of the time things got shared.
    For instance, TechCrunch published 158 items, I shared 60 of those. Almost half, right?
    But Mashable published 290 and I only shared 93. A far lower percentage.
    So, TechCrunch has more “meat” and less noise.
    BUt then I don’t care about noise. I just hit “J” one more time. :-)

  24. Now, what’s interesting is to compare the percentage of the time things got shared.
    For instance, TechCrunch published 158 items, I shared 60 of those. Almost half, right?
    But Mashable published 290 and I only shared 93. A far lower percentage.
    So, TechCrunch has more “meat” and less noise.
    BUt then I don’t care about noise. I just hit “J” one more time. :-)

  25. Here are my Top Ten, Robert:

    TechCrunch (Items shared: 28)
    Scobleizer (Items shared: 21)
    Engadget (Items shared: 19)
    Mashable (Items shared: 19)
    Louisgray.com (Items shared: 17) — Really.
    Read/Write Web (Items shared: 16)
    AppleInsider (Items shared: 12)
    MacRumors (Items shared: 11)
    GigaOm (Items shared: 10)
    VentureBeat (Items shared: 10)
    The Apple Blog (Items shared: 10)

    This can all be found on My Link Blog

  26. Here are my Top Ten, Robert:

    TechCrunch (Items shared: 28)
    Scobleizer (Items shared: 21)
    Engadget (Items shared: 19)
    Mashable (Items shared: 19)
    Louisgray.com (Items shared: 17) — Really.
    Read/Write Web (Items shared: 16)
    AppleInsider (Items shared: 12)
    MacRumors (Items shared: 11)
    GigaOm (Items shared: 10)
    VentureBeat (Items shared: 10)
    The Apple Blog (Items shared: 10)

    This can all be found on My Link Blog

  27. Robert, you once mentioned wanting to share your opml file somehow. We invite you to put it onto blogrovr, from where folks can subscribe to it easily in whatever tool they like.

    And for those who can’t read ALL that material end to end, they can have rover fetch stories from those blogs about wherever they browse and answer the question: What has Scoble read about what I’m browsing?

    Get in touch if you’re ready to share the Scoble bundle!

  28. Robert, you once mentioned wanting to share your opml file somehow. We invite you to put it onto blogrovr, from where folks can subscribe to it easily in whatever tool they like.

    And for those who can’t read ALL that material end to end, they can have rover fetch stories from those blogs about wherever they browse and answer the question: What has Scoble read about what I’m browsing?

    Get in touch if you’re ready to share the Scoble bundle!

  29. Actually, I don’t have time to read as much as you do Robert (wife just gave birth). So, I depend on you to write up the best of the best.

    Hey, maybe you should do some techie award show kind of non-conference thingy. I’ll be happy to help out with that.

    Even nerds need to be given awards!

  30. Actually, I don’t have time to read as much as you do Robert (wife just gave birth). So, I depend on you to write up the best of the best.

    Hey, maybe you should do some techie award show kind of non-conference thingy. I’ll be happy to help out with that.

    Even nerds need to be given awards!

  31. Glad you like our AppScout site. We went full text RSS last month (without telling anyone, to see what the effect would be), and it looks like it worked — at least for you!!!!

    We also went full text on Gearlog.com, so if that’s not in your newsreader (I checked, it doesn’t appear to be), you might consider adding it. It’s not rumors, it’s real gear and gadget facts from our lab analysts and editors.

  32. Glad you like our AppScout site. We went full text RSS last month (without telling anyone, to see what the effect would be), and it looks like it worked — at least for you!!!!

    We also went full text on Gearlog.com, so if that’s not in your newsreader (I checked, it doesn’t appear to be), you might consider adding it. It’s not rumors, it’s real gear and gadget facts from our lab analysts and editors.

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    PS – Jim, Gearlog and AppScout don’t really work, needs breaking news, and quick sarcastic spikes. Trying to go quasi-analysis, yet on a short attention span blog format, be mixing the metaphors. Plus it’s boring and half reads like just a condensed version of the press release. You need personality writers, not droning cub reporters, and the multiple writers, kills any personality sense itself. Plus half the stuff on Gearlog is all labled “[via Engadget]” or “[via Gizmodo]“. So it seems you still need those “rumors”. Gearlog is boring and blah. Mary Jo Foley style works however, breaking real reporting, not just an endless sea of products. Commodity marketing group blogs under a ZDNETiffy banner, is the surest way to kill them.

  34. Social softwareisms, start-up soup, big blog egos, blogger penis envy de jour, developer insider-baseball games, Microsoft political warfare daily newbits, and an endless sea of gadget blogs.

    What fun…

    PS – Jim, Gearlog and AppScout don’t really work, needs breaking news, and quick sarcastic spikes. Trying to go quasi-analysis, yet on a short attention span blog format, be mixing the metaphors. Plus it’s boring and half reads like just a condensed version of the press release. You need personality writers, not droning cub reporters, and the multiple writers, kills any personality sense itself. Plus half the stuff on Gearlog is all labled “[via Engadget]” or “[via Gizmodo]“. So it seems you still need those “rumors”. Gearlog is boring and blah. Mary Jo Foley style works however, breaking real reporting, not just an endless sea of products. Commodity marketing group blogs under a ZDNETiffy banner, is the surest way to kill them.

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