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November 25, 2005


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» OPML sampling from Alex Barnett blog
One of the nice things about sharing our OPML is the ability to sample feeds you've not tried before,... [Read More]

» Attention podcast part 1, Joshua Porter and Alex Barnett, part 1 from Alex Barnett blog
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» Microchunks from Snarkmarket
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» Make Your Blog Standout In The Crowd from Conversion Rater
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» Bloggers as editors from Preoccupations
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» Wired editor says RSS rules from mathewingram.com/work
Wired magazine editor-in-chief Chris Anderson also the author of a book on the so-called long-tail phenomenon has an interesting post on his blog, in which he notes that he spends most of his time reading the 150 blogs he... [Read More]

» http://www.abstractdynamics.org/linkage/archives/006939.html from linkage
The Long Tail's (and Wired editor in chief) Chris Anderson on how he uses blogs and rss to filter mainstream media... [Read More]

» RSS growing pains from B2B Digital Media
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» Information Overload from Feedbridge Company Blog
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» Where the conversation is going from Leading Questions
One of the blogs that I read with great fascination is Chris Anderson's The Long Tail. I can't say I always understand his perspective, or even agree, but I am always stimulated by his innovative take on things. His posting [Read More]

» Blogging styles and traffic stats from Mister Snitch!
We've been blogging just long enough (not quite a year now) to have spotted at least seven distinct types of traffic-generating blogging styles. Just as there are different styles of investing, there are different approaches to traffic generation.... [Read More]

» Los blogs como filtros colectivos y personalizables: más es mejor from Juan Freire
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Robert Scoble

I'd love to see your list of feeds! I'm cleaning mine out right now. Will post on those soon.

Justin Kownacki

I wonder if any of the blogging pioneers envisioned a day when they'd be counted on as the gatekeepers of mainstream media information. The question is: did they establish that reputation themselves, or have we over-stimulated readers gladly handed them the reins?

John Dowdell

One more value to add to the list is filtering information efficiently... a blogger who can get to the point offers more value than a blogger who requires readers to wade through a few paragraphs in each article in order to skim what they've found newsworthy that day.

Danny Bloom

I think something important is lost when we don't read print paper texts on a daily basis. What we read online misses alot. We rush past everything. With print on paper (POP) we take our time and actually READ the words and THINK about them. Online sucks!

Dimitar Vesselinov

6984 Feeds I subscribe to:

Adam Moskowitz

at the end of the day we must always be our best filter, thus, keeping our filters in check. whats interesting is how great filters beget great filters which can beget even greater filters. speaking of, i have been filtering my favorite stuff about long tail. check it out:



This is a very good article on the “why you need to” blog from a renter’s perspective. I hope that some key folk saw this post and will take heed to it.

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The Long Tail by Chris Anderson

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