Tim Ferriss is the guy who wrote the 4 hour workweek (best selling book, now on NYT’s list) and he came over the other day and interviewed me about how I read feeds in Google Reader.
It’s interesting to see the comments. I actually started my feed reading behavior to keep other busy people OFF of feeds. I have lots of people at PodTech, including execs, for instance, that their time is better spent than reading hundreds of feeds just to keep up on the industry. On average I’m reading through more than 1,000 items a day and sharing about 50.
The one thing I just realized is that I appreciate the river of news approach. If I only have a few minutes (like this morning) I’ll only catch the newest stuff and save the older stuff for later. And I don’t feel guilty for missing stuff anymore. If it’s important it keeps showing up anyway. Like this morning’s Microsoft acquisition, which has already showed up three times in my news reader in two minutes of reading.