Yesterday, Richard MacManus of ReadWriteWeb wrote about the RSS reader market being in disarray. One of the interesting trends of 2009 has been the gradual decline of RSS Readers as a way for people to keep up with news and niche topics. Many of us still use them, but less than we used to. Richard… Read More RSS Readers Are Fine, But They Are Niche Products
Steve Rubel started a lively discussion about how RSS adoption has peaked. I only somewhat agree with his assertion, and it is because I agree with his reasoning: Lord knows, as someone who spends three hours a day in Google Reader, I am a giant evangelist for RSS. But I am also a realist. Feeds… Read More Newspapers, RSS for the Mainstream User
There are a few interesting discussions going on regarding Twitter, FriendFeed, Seesmic, Disqus and a whole bunch of other social sites. Ironically, the discussions are not about comments, but they are about “destinations”. I find it ironic because some of these sites are meant to be the destination. However, all of the sites have one… Read More Conversations Are The Destination
In my quest for simplifying my “internet experience” I have realized that it will be a difficult process. To start, I wanted to try some of the personalized homepage services. TechCrunch has an article about the few that matter. So I decided that was a good enough place to start. I also talked about these… Read More Which Personalized Homepage Should You Use?