24 February 2005
so if the average blog reader is subscribed to 50 to 100 feeds (and struggles) – how do power feedsters with 1000+ feeds and mails each day survive?
- motivation: feeling of staying on top of the world
- accessing the raw you vs. the filtered and beautyfied treasures
- it’s easy to find the good things that people cluster around, but how to find the hidden goodies
- filtering promises hope (via aggregators, via people that do the filtering for you, via attention.xml, via reputation systems, via content based classification models, via a combination of technical and social intermediaries,... but: don’t let a single source control what you read)
- missed presentation features in aggregators: sort by most linked to blog (should be interesting), by least linked blog (could be even more interesting), by frequency of posts, ...
- the role of the producer (use categories vs. free flows, restrict yourself vs. do what you want; connector blogs and commentator blogs)
and: a zen acceptance of being able to sleep knowing you didn’t read everything might help
The first stop was the Newbie Session.