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Why I Hardly Read GigaOM, Mashable and TechCrunch Anymore

September 28th, 2012 · No Comments

My reading habits for tech type news and such are mostly through the use of RSS via Google Reader or more precisely through the MobileRSS app on iOS that accesses Google Reader data. I rarely read anything via an actual computer monitor anymore. Some of that reading is augmented by apps like Zite on iOS.

I have found over the last year or so that the feeds for Mashable, TechCrunch and GigaOM are just too damn busy. Way too many articles published. Most anything that they post that is of importance to me now gets filtered up through Zite app on iOS and I don’t have to scan through a couple of hundred articles a day on those 3 feeds alone. It hasn’t been that hard scanning over hundreds of subjects but still, why bother even doing that anymore. Techdirt is the only one that I keep a subscription to via RSS as they don’t seem to post about just anything and everything like the others. The writing and coverage seems to be more in-depth and/or unique rather than regurgitated like you usually get on the other sites. I don’t seem to be missing any important tech news this way.

According to Google Reader I have 276 subscriptions and in the last 30 days I read 1312 items.

The reason I prefer Zite over other apps like Flipboard is that it has features to provide more news about what you are interested in and what keywords you select etc. And it seems to do a really good job at that.

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