RSS Feeds…. Still Using Them

RSS Feeds…. Still Using Them

laptop and egg cup

Thanks to Stephan Geyer for the Flickr Creative Commons image above.

Better late than never, Don? (Happy Thanksgiving…and Christmas, too.)

I still scan through RSS feeds a couple times each week, even though Twitter is killing RSS. (I’m a loyal fan. Or maybe I’m just getting old and stuck in my ways. I still love Flickr and Delicious, too. Get off my lawn, you damn kids!)

My feeds:

  • My Etcetera File has my fun and home feeds. (You can probably disregard a few, like Smart Bitches, Trashy Books.)
  • My Data and Information File has software, data analysis, and stats feeds, like Joel on Software, Information is Beautiful, and A List Apart.
  • My News File contains the basics like The Wall Street Journal and New York Times.
  • My Tech File is a catch-all with tech and law blogs, The Verge, MIT Tech Review, et al.

My saves:

  • My Readability List (not RSS) is random. I try to carve out time on Sundays to read the handful of longform articles that get lost during a busy week.
  • My Delicious List is perhaps even more random. It doesn’t include many articles or full sites, but lots of tools, funny posts, and long-term archiving of cool stuff.

(One of these days, when I have more time, I’m going to create an XSLT file for the OPML files, but waiting for that time has made me slow to respond already. Don’t hold your breath, just in case.)

Information Implications

Information Implications

Google Summit shirts and magazine Google Android Newsweek Cover I was in Sherwood, Oregon this week for our Google Summit. I pulled onto our lane and stopped by the mailbox after the long drive home. I was excited to see this Newsweek in the stack of mail. The best part of the cover article was this question:
So what happens when most of the residents of planet Earth carry a device that gives them instant access to pretty much all of the world’s information? The implications–for politics, for education, for global economics–are dizzying.
Part of my job is looking at those implications and finding the opportunities for school districts, teachers, and students in our state. My current projects are dizzying. In the best way.