I came to some conclusion that many people who check on technology news buzz go to only few sources and that’s about it. So I thought I will write few ways I check my news and also give some juice to my fellow tech blogs that have been feeding MWD with latest tech news and tips.
First what I do is I check Techmeme just because I like to see what’s buzzing around Silicon Valley since I live in Iowa, can I say LOL? After I am done with TM and done with top news, I usually head over to Google Reader and check “Technology Folder” which you can download my bundle here. You will automatically be subscribed to ‘top’ 56 blogs in technology, yes including MWD. If you are interested in SEO, WordPress Gurus etc.. let me know.
So within few minutes I am filled with really good tech news but I do like to visit sites like Digg – Technology, Reddit and Latest Tech YouTube videos and check what others have shared and ranked high for.
If I would have to rate which blogs I like the most, those 5 would be:
Engadget – Those guys are crazy I mean really crazy! I have not seen any blog receiving demo and review units as they do.
Gizmodo – Ever since that iPhone 4 deal I think Gizmodo gives pretty fair tech news and not always rewrites. I think I check that site because AOL is banned therefore I can’t check Engadget from work, can I say LOL again?
peHub – Its part of Reuters and I love to read it first thing in the morning especially “First Reads” posts.
ArsTechnica – That website is filled with all kind of tech, geek stuff. I like the fact they write about everything and not just Social Media like some do. Yeyyyy Twitter is down, lets write about it!
AppleInsider – If I am ready for some Apple Juice in the morning that’s the site I usually visit, they write about rumors, leaks and rewrite lots of things but it’s all good stuff!
Anyway, this takes a lot of my time on top of that all I am working full time job+ blogging + being College Professor.
I decided to build my own mashup of everything! Techmeme+Google Reader + My Fav Tech sites.Basically crawler goes out to 200 tech sources checks for related content by multiple tags and puts it all in one Tab. It checks 200 sources every 15 minutes to 2 hours it all depends when I want the news. This “my mashup” is not out yet for beta or alpha release but eventually I will release the url to public once I add some more features.
Here is the sneek peek:
I hope you like what you see! If you would like me to tell you when is done, please send me an email to: contactmwd at gmail dot com . I will be more than happy to share link with you in about week or two!
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