Since I got an iPhone last March (my first smartphone), the way that I access and consume information has changed. While I’ve had an iPad for about 5 months, I hadn’t yet gotten a 3G card from my carrier. There is a big difference between having access to the Internet anywhere and just not being able to do so. The places I go to don’t have reliable free WiFi. The iPhone 4S allows me to tether my iPad for free, because my carrier is CHT in Taiwan and they are partly government-owned, my iPad 2 still hasn’t gotten an 3G card.
Posts Tagged 'feeds'
Tags: Apartment Therapy, app, blogs, feeds, Flipboard, iPad, iPhone, Reader, technology, unplggd, workflow
Whether you’re a pro social networker or just someone who needs to be kept abreast of a large amount of news, the new software aggregators transform your feeds into an almost magazine-like spread. I’ve mentioned before how I rarely use my iOS devices to do work, but Flipboard allows me to optimize my daily workflow significantly. Here’s how I do it.
Tags: asides, feeds, Google, Reader, RSS
It’s just one of those days when I have 1000+ items to read in my feeds.
Tags: ATOM, blog habits, blogs, feed reads, feeds, habits, reading, RSS
What are your blogging habits?
What do you use to read your blogs?
Do you spend hours each day reading content?
I’ve been using Google Reader and even though if I was initially put off by the interface, it’s grown on me, just like the Gmail interface. I wish that more people would just publish their whole posts through their feeds instead of excerpts.
I read blogs posts everyday, but contrary to compulsive blog readers, it’s something I really enjoy. I take my time. I rarely comment on blogs. I used to comment a lot. I comment from time to time on blogs of people that I’ve known for a while, and on my own blog, but most of the time, I just read posts diagonally. There are some exceptions of course. Like Dooce. I find Heather’s posts really nifty and I savor them. Some of the bigger blogs don’t even allow comments, so the only way to comment would be to reblog them and send a trackback.
I’ve structured my blog reading as well. The first thing I do is go through the link blogs that I read, like Kottke, Clusterflock and a few others. If there are any interesting links, I blog them. Otherwise I move on. Then I read the blogs that post content. Some blogs like Dosh Dosh, Steve Pavlina and Copyblogger require that I focus completely on them. So I leave these for later.
I’ve got more than a few math blogs that I read. Most of them are from professors. Naturally, I don’t understand everything in their posts, but what I do understand is really interesting. There are art blogs, design blogs, photography blogs and a selection of others. At the last count, I think I’m reading under 200 blogs.
Tags: ATOM, blogs, feedburner, feeds, RSS, subscription
Since I’ve been using Google Reader exclusively to read the blogs I follow, I’ve been able to save time. Therefore I was able to add more interesting reading material to my feeds. I’ve decided to share them in no particular order. The order started as alphabetical, but quickly devolved as I put related blogs next to each other.
Tags: asides, feeds, range, RSS, subscriptions