Whew, look at TechMeme today and you’ll see we’re on an upswing in the news cycle. I remember the days when only one or two people got on TechMeme, now I can’t read everyone that’s on there.
I am trying, though. I’m adding RSS feeds to my reader at a pretty fast pace lately. I’m getting close to my breaking point, though. I think I can’t read more than about 400 feeds. Not enough time.
Anyway, I still notice that smaller stories get on my link blog than get on TechMeme. I pick some of the same stories that are on TechMeme, but there’s a lot of “flavor” that TechMeme filters out. Algorithms are sure efficient, but they often miss the cute little stories. TechMeme will never point to Cute Overload, for instance. I don’t often point there either, but it’s fun to mix in a cute cat photo into a mix of 100 tech stories.
One thing I caught going through my aggregator is Om Malik’s NewTeeVee blog interviewing my boss, John Furrier, about PodTech. Oh, remember that guy who said he hated my videos? Yeah, we signed him up for our network too. Welcome 1938 Media! And don’t you dare stop attacking me.
Speaking of which, I gotta have a talk with Christopher Coulter. He’s been too quiet lately. He’s the best hire I ever did, though. He’s amazing.