Alrighty, I’m finally back home and recovering after a marathon of tech and music that was SXSW. I’m sitting down sipping some hot tea and getting ready for a night time cold and flu Alka Seltzer bath. That’s right, I brought home lots of tech info and a cold from beautiful Austin, Texas. Hey, if you are gonna do it, you gotta go hard or not at all. At any rate I have one more day of summaries to dispatch before I start something new this year. I will go over each talk I went to into a little more depth, more for the benefit of myself more than anything else, as well as give proper respect to the .
Now that I’ve fully recovered from SXSW, it’s high time I start cleaning up. The schwag mountain spilled over and caused some damage but I got it under control. So now it’s time to spring clean my workflow and social media usage. I subscribe to this, follow that, or just end up trying to fill up big holes in my life with tiny sand distractions that it gets way too overwhelming, as I’m sure others can identify. Once I realize that, then I know it’s time to pare down my workflow and regroup. It’s not a perfect system, but when it comes time for a change I’m ready to make it. So how am I doing this? Glad you asked.
I’ve been using Google Reader as my news aggregator for some time now. Now some people might say that feed readers are dead along with RSS, but I beg to differ. It’s the best way for me to catch up on news using a uniform interface for easy scanning. If I want to go in depth, I can read the whole article there or open in a new tab. I had a hard time sharing any articles I find worthy of telling others about. The same thought leaders of today who say RSS is dead are the same ones who exclaim that Twitter is the king of up to second news. Until the middle of last year, there was no way for me to share links in a fast and easy way plus post it to my Twitter followers. Now I can with Google Reader’s ‘Send To’ feature.