In my own case, this is absolutely accurate. I used to sit in front of Google Reader all day, every day. Then Twitter came along and I just stopped doing that. Most of the news I consume now gets pushed to me from Techmeme or a few other sources via Twitter on my various iOS devices.
I’ve never understood this. Twitter is far too synchronous for me, if I’m not at my desk when news goes by, it gets missed. Rarely do I retreat into my timeline to look at what has been posted since I last checked, the signal to noise ratio is just too high. Granted, there is plenty of noise in my RSS feeds too, but its much easier to filter the long-form posts I want to read when they’re not buried in the mire of a thousand short form posts I don’t.
I don’t get to read my news continuously, I can’t, it’s just not feasible. I get breaking news alerts from CNN via email, but everything else is in Newsblur which I intake via the fits and starts of my average day. Standing in line for lunch, eating lunch, the brief moment while I’m waiting on something else at work and have nothing else to fill the time in with, and usually as I’m winding down my day (a habit I probably need to break, but I’m working on one self-improvement aspect at a time).
I wish people would stop confusing the death of Google Reader with the death of RSS Readers / News Aggregators…
Marco Arment, correctly calling out the current pessimism surrounding Apple in the press (and on Wall Street) while also arguing for an “iPhone 6” moniker for the next iPhone — or really anything but the “iPhone 5S”. (via parislemon)
My vote goes (again) to just “iPhone”. Drop the counter all together.
A good write up, but I don’t think he emphasized the kids market enough. The iPod Touch will be at the top of a lot of Christmas lists, possibly out shined by an iPad Mini, but we will see.
I can’t think of a kid in my social/familial circle over the age of 10 (and I can think of more than a few under) who doesn’t have or covet an iPod Touch.
And teens whose parents won’t spring for an iPhone (because of the added expense of the data plan, mostly)? Seriously, if Apple promotes the improved camera in the right way, this is going to be a *great* holiday season for the Touch.
The brand new mobile blog: completely redesigned for faster browsing, cleaner reading, and easier sharing.
- Like and reblog directly from index page
- Share posts through Facebook, Twitter, or email
- Built-in support for Pages
- Full-width images and infinite scrolling
Fuck yeah. Much better. No tags, but minor nit. Nice work, Tumblr.
Agreed. I might even turn the mobile interface back on for this blog.
Movie Trailer of the Day: Liam Neeson is back for more shooting and gruff instruction via cell phone in Taken 2, from director Olivier Megaton and producer/co-writer Luc Besson. They may take his wife, but they’ll never take his freedom. To shoot them.
Also starring Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, and Rade Sherbedgia, the film is out October 5.
Liam Neeson has made the same basic movie about five times in a row now. And I’ll keep seeing each and every one of them until he stops making them.
As will I.