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My Filter For News Is Not A Robot

A lot of people ask me how and what aggregators I use to sift through the news to find the “good stuff”, otherwise known as tech news outside the bubble of Twitter and Facebook. Many people are surprised by my answer, I don’t use filters or fancy aggregation services that are supposed to magically find me relevant news, rather, I use the best filter of all, everyone else.

If you are an aggregation nut you probably already use the best RSS reader out on the market, Google Reader (if not, go use it). If you do, then you are aware of its sharing capabilities and that you can follow people who are sharing articles within Google Reader. Use this to your advantage. There are many people who are excellent at going through blog feeds and sharing great tech news that is outside the bubble.

Here’s a good start to finding great tech content without all the work:

Mahendra: http://www.google.com/profiles/mahendrap

Louis Gray: http://www.google.com/profiles/louisgray

Mark Nielsen: http://www.google.com/profiles/manielse

Ziad “Zee” M Kane: http://www.google.com/profiles/zeedotme

Tac Anderson: http://www.google.com/profiles/tacanderson

All these people I mentioned above are avid Google Reader sharers who are great at finding tech content that is mostly outside the bubble. So far, no automated aggregator can even come close that list.

A good list there. I have subscribed to all of them and they do share some great tech/social media articles.

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Building RSS Feeds using Javascript

Build a Feed!

The tool below will help you format a feed’s display with the information you want to use on your web site. All you need to enter is the URL for the RSS source, and select the desired options below. Note that we now have a number of mirror Feed2JS sites that can provide the exact same service as we provide here.

First, be sure to use the preview button to verify the content and format. Once the content is displayed how you like, just use the generate javascript button to get your code. Could it be an easier? The last step is exploring your options for stylizing your displayed feed.

via feed2js.org

Very useful if you want to display an rss feed on a site which only gives you the opportunity to use html or javascript.

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