June 14, 2003

Too Many Feeds?

Adam blogs about taking numerous feeds out of his aggregator due to the low "signal to noise" ratio as well as bloggers who blog just to blog and have nothing truly interesting to say.

Its all relative I guess. The blogger may actually believe that the information that is being posted is worthy of being read. I'm going to agree with Adam here though.

I use the following as a guide. If a resource doesn't produce any "valid" (in quotes because it is different for each reader) content in 3 weeks, unsubscribe to it. We all have that one feed (or e-mail list) that we tell oursleves every morning that we sould get rid of , but don't (not sure why, we just don't). While not an easy thing to do, it will save you a lot of time.

Posted by Steven at June 14, 2003 11:21 PM
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The ones that I'm dumping are those that I feel aren't providing enough value for the amount of time they are taking up. If I spend 10 minutes a day wading through a feed and find one good nugget a month, it's not worth my time.

Posted by: Adam Kalsey on June 15, 2003 12:08 AM
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