How Do You Get News Online?

September 21st, 2009 7 Comments

Looking at my Reader this afternoon, it’s pretty close to 0 unread, which has been typical over the past few months.

I don’t know if it’s a lack of news or a lack of interest, but not much seems to catch my eye as post-worthy lately. So, I’ve been thinking about ways to branch out from my feeds to other sources for tidbits and news.

Image by nicolasnova on Flickr used under Creative Commons

Image by nicolasnova on Flickr used under Creative Commons

Readtwit has injected an easy way to skim the links out of my Twitter stream, which has yielded some good stuff. Beyond Twitter, I suppose I could troll my Facebook News Feed for links using their feed or something similar, but would that be worth it? I think to get the best results, I’d need to create a few friend lists first.

So, this begs the question: how do you get news online?

I’ve used the same combination for years in varying percentages:

I also sometimes browse mainstream news sites like CNN and NYT, but that’s pretty much it.

I’ve never found much value in services that suggest feeds based on my list (OPML) because they produce a lot of overlap with what I already read. I tried to crowdsource a group reader in Connect, but that fizzled out pretty quickly. It’s an idea I think has some legs though, so maybe Google will add the ability to share full feed lists to Reader. As of now, you can only see what’s shared by your friends, not their full list. For privacy’s sake, it might be wise to allow the sharing of a subset of your feeds.

Anyway, what do you read and why? Find the comments and help me tap into some news.

Update: I guess it wasn’t all that clear, but I’m looking for some recommendations. So, if you comment, let me know the details.


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7 Responses to “How Do You Get News Online?”

  1. oraclenerd Says:

    WTF? I send you links all the time? ;)

  2. Jake Says:

    I know you do and thanks. Are you upset that I don't blog about every single link you send? Want a tissue?

  3. surachart Says:

    I read some blogs, that help me new idea about job skills and life.
    I read technology news as well, don't know why? But I like to follow new IT.

  4. Jake Says:

    Which blogs do you read? I guess it wasn't clear enough, but I'm looking for new sources for news, blogs or otherwise :)

  5. surachart Says:

    read oracle/it news. that help me about job skills.
    read oracle (expert) blogs as well. I want to learn their idea(their experience).
    However I read otherwise(mashable, techcrunch,…) Because I happy to read people idea.

    It's easy to feed something(blog/news) i want to read on google reader. perhaps we can follow some people and some news by twitter.

  6. Jake Says:

    Which blogs do you read? I guess it wasn't clear enough, but I'm looking for new sources for news, blogs or otherwise :)

  7. surachart Says:

    read oracle/it news. that help me about job skills.
    read oracle (expert) blogs as well. I want to learn their idea(their experience).
    However I read otherwise(mashable, techcrunch,…) Because I happy to read people idea.

    It's easy to feed something(blog/news) i want to read on google reader. perhaps we can follow some people and some news by twitter.

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