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on being a wannabe info freako

apparently, i'm not even close to being a full-blown info freako, since my 214 rss subscriptions don't even put me in the top 100. even with my relatively paltry subscription list, i can't fathom subscribing to 500 feeds. and 1000 feeds? not the way things are currently structured. as usual, phil is more eloquent than i could ever be on this issue:

"I read every word (well, not every word about phones, which don't interest me, but every other word) in, as of today, 310 feeds, but that's about my limit, and I'm not doing all that well with it. It certainly doesn't feel like I could add the two or three hundred more I'd like to keep track of, with at least partial attention.

They are looking at ways to painlessly republish. Reading a lot of feeds is useful, but it's not nearly as useful as reading a lot and sharing the best of what you read. When I swing through my feeds, I usually open twenty or thirty tabs as maybe being things I could post about, leave them open for a while, then either bookmark them all, lose them in a crash, or close them in frustration, and settle for a linklog post or two for the things I know I'll want to find again someday. I want to skim more, read less, and share more of the best with less effort."

complicating things even further is the fact that i tend to have a "remembering methodology" that looks a lot like sippey's 'interaction of privacy and context'. right now things get dumped into voodoopad for further processing based on a variety of privacy and contextual concerns. michael sippey thinks things will eventually settle down to look like an, " application that's well integrated with the browser." he might be right, since people tend to like comfortable metaphors. and if that turns out to be true, as he alludes in his post, then google is looking like a company that could deliver the goods.

i just wish they'd hurry up because i'm drowning in a percieved sea of feeds that's apparently really only a puddle.

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6/17/2004 08:31:00 PM 0 comments


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