This morning, I began to read my RSS feeds with Google Reader, where I was invited to “manage my subscriptions.”
Good idea! Time to cull some stuff I was reading out of a sense of duty:
- Joi Ito’s Web today features a photo of him (in a suit and tie) next to ICANN head functionary Paul Twomey (in a suit and tie) meeting the Bulgarian minister of something or other (in a suit and tie). Followed by the official Bulgarian press release, another reminder that Joi is on the ICANN Board, and a link to a Google Earth rendering of Joi’s hotel.
– Will someone please just drive a stake through my heart?
- Jack of All Blogs used to be fun when he slagged off everyone, even though I didn’t get half of the inside jokes. Now he’s recycling shopworn articles about whether to publish full or excerpted RSS feeds — see here and here and here and here and even here, where (in August 2005!) it’s called the “age-old debate”.
– Feeds, site, excerpts or full — dull. Next!
- The .MOBI blog was great while it lasted. I’m a domain name junkie, so I’ll read just about anything to do with domains, no matter how badly written or designed. But Alexa Raad, Pinkie Brand and other blog authors, after a good start, seem to have given up the ghost.
– Nothing since October 12. Dormant. Dead.
- Was there ever a reason to read Steve Rubel’s Micropersuasion? Yes, before I had an RSS reader and could aggregate ad-industry gossip myself. When he’s not writing posts that begin with “I am often asked…” or “Where to find me…“, Rubel talks about how his agency Edelman is “totally committed to transparency” in response to getting caught at yet another fake blog campaign.
– I’m tired of feeling dirty
Are you reading any blogs that you hate just because you think you’re supposed to?
Update:The .MOBI blog has come back to life with a post by Pinky Brand.