Saturday, April 19, 2008

Discovering new content with aggregators

As many of you know, for the past few weeks I've gotten a little 'hung' on this lifestreaming space.

I admit it. New stuff, whether it's SEO, web marketing, blog promotion, etc. are pretty big on my 'personal interest' list.

A LOT of people are writing about .. ugh ... Louis Gray, or my latest favorite, SarahInTampa and others, that track these services.

The point of this post is really simple.

New and old discovery tools.

There are some awesome blogs and websites out there that I (and I'm sure you) never read, or even ever heard of, before these apps came along. ....then we started to SHARE.

So here's my 'secret formula' for this week. Use a different one each day and work backward.


RSSMeMe, LinkRiver, ReadBurner (the sequel), Friendfeed, Twitter, Pownce, Google Shared Reader (and others) ALL have unique qualities and different 'story progressions'.

In fact, Digg, Mixx, StumbleUpon, TechMeMe, Google News and all the other major news aggregators and social sites could be used as starting points too. Just go to the upcoming page , or in the case of say, Google News, the category that interests you. Look at the story, subscribe to the feed if it interests you .... and you have a new 'knowledge channel' goin' on.

It works.

Obvious? Maybe. Make sense ? Try it :)

Great weekend all.

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