If you get caught up in a feedreader for hours a day, and are getting distracted a work, I recommend that you subscribe to my colleague Robert Scoble’s link blog. He subscribes to hundreds of feeds and filters through all the junk every day and then shares them using Google Reader which he calls his link blog —you should subscribe. In fact the google reader team confirmed he consumes the most feeds on the entire planet of google reader users.
Why? You can subscribe to this shared link blog, and save yourself time. A lot of these pieces are the highlights of the day, and the fact that he is sharing these are ‘gestures’ that carry nearly as much weight as a link. Of course, I also show up in his shared feeds #23 this month, but if you’re already reading my blog you’ll just get a double dose. He also suggested that some are getting more traffic from this shared link feed.
Tim Ferriss, author of the best selling book the Four hour work week, interviewed Scoble to figure out how he consumes so many feeds. Robert and I don’t always agree, we had a civil discussion about the future of corporate websites, while I feel they will share the voice of the customer, he suggested that’s the wrong direction, marketing is shifting completely off to blogs –I saw it’s an “and”. We’ll see.
In any case, it’s a privilege working with Robert, I get asked a lot “what’s it like working with Scoble”. I always say, he’s one of the hardest working people in the tech industry I’ve ever met, it’s true…he never stops.