My brother told me that he stopped using a rss feed reader. I can understand why he would do this. Some days I find myself reading through a set of feeds, or at least marking a series of feeds read, with no memory of what I just read. Other days, I close the feed reader (google reader), not looking at a single feed, the number of unread feeds just too daunting.
Though, most days, the ability to quickly run through a ton of feeds (and the web pages they come from) and find only the most interesting, most inspiring, most whatever articles of the day.
Maybe that is why little bro stopped using them, too much of an echo chamber effect: just hearing the things one wants to. But, I really don’t worry about that one, no news sites in my rss feed reader. I gather my news differently.
Then what is in my feeds, if I pruned out the news sites long ago? Well it is not completely true that there is no news feeds in there, more that there are not any general news sites in there. Bunch of specific news sites, things like technology, music, comics, movies, books, that sort of drek. And a bunch of sites that carry or have carried strange, bizarre, twisted or otherwise off kilter content at one time or another.
Beyond a collections of links numbering ~1.5k, I don’t do much with my feeds. And this is where this blog comes in I am going to post the best, most interesting, just plane strange links I find as I read the feeds. Focusing especially on the ones off the beaten path, not just the best boing-boing or warren ellis link.