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Getting the hottest news with RSS – Part 2

In my prior post about RSS, we introduced the concept of RSS and RSS readers.  Hopefully, you have had a chance to look at the Google Reader, and perhaps you are starting to develop an interesting list of subscriptions.  In this post we will look at some business possibilities for your RSS subscriptions:

Personal knowledge

Want to sound like you know what you are talking about in a discussion of current events?  Want an edge in a debate about industry specific topics.  Want to share what the thought leaders are talking about or  be the person who always has the most interesting stories?  Have that knowledge served up to you 24/7 – just subscribe to the right stuff.

Here are a few examples:

Interesting and unusual  stories:  Try MentalFloss, The Smoking Gun, Neatorama, and LifeHacker.

Keep up with the thought leaders:  Brian Solis, Chris Brogan, and Seth Godin, just to name a few.

News (local to worldwide) :  From Fox to Al Jazeera, you can subscribe to any spin on the news that interests you.  Just Google what you are looking for

Profession Specific:  In my case, it’s Real Estate:  Check out some of the better and more famous real estate bloggers:  Jim Klinge, Missy Caulk,  and Tom Royce,  to learn about good real estate blogging.  Check  Agent Genius,  Agency Logic and Housing Wire for real estate news.   Search [your profession] +[ blogs]  (without brackets) to get started with a list for your industry.

Technology:  Tech Crunch and Mashable.

Get the picture?  There are millions of feeds out there.  Don’t just use my example list.  Always be on the lookout for good content.   One great source is the links posted by your Twitter and Facebook friends. Continue reading

Not quite ready for Lifehacker

I love Lifehacker. I wish I could produce the caliber of fixes for just about anything  that might foul up.   I did do this amazing duct tape engineering to replace a broken retaining bar in the freezer door of our ancient refrigerator.  It’s tight, and with 4 runs of duct tape, should last a while.

2010 Roundup

Some of us are probably pretty happy to see 2010 pass into history, and for a new decade to get underway.  It has been a year of challenges and opportunities.  I like to take the days between Christmas and New Year’s day to reflect on the year- trends, what went right, what went wrong, and how to tackle 2011.

It’s that time of year when everyone is coming out with their lists of important people, events and trends from 2010.  Here’s my collection of other people’s lists and year-end summaries.  I hope you find something useful here:

State of the Blogosphere 2010 whether you are a blogger or blog reader, social media thought leader, Brian Solis analysis and insights are interesting as well as revealing.  This is a good piece for future reference.

Lifehacker’s Most Popular Top 10s of 2010 Life Hacker covers just about everything in life, from high tech to easy cooking tips.  This is an amazing collection of interesting and useful stuff.

Zeitgeist 2010: How the world searched Who better to expound on the world’s searches than Google.   This data shows us what people around the world think is important enough to search for.

Top 10 Twitter trends of 2010 from Twitter’s blog.  I am sure there will be much more analysis of Twitter trends by twitter and outside bloggers, but here is Twitter’s top 10.

Most popular DIY projects from 2010 Another offering from the hack-it-all site, Lifehacker.

2010 Memology: Top Status Trends of the Year Facebook 2010 trends.

The most powerful tweets of 2010, According to Twitter

YouTube Rewind 2010: Year in Review Top Videos on YouTube for 2010 and YouTube’s most viewed ads of 2010 (including my favorite – the little piggy Geico ad)

Top 20 Most Useful Twitter Blog Posts of 2010 Social Media Today post – the most useful blog posts about Twitter in 2010

Merriam-Webster’s Top 10 words of 2010 – The dictionary people can’t be wrong, can they?

Some of 2010’s top real estate sales in the U.S. – Zillow tells us what the rich folks bought and sold in 2010

So Long To Ya, 2010 | The JibJab 2010 Year in Review!

If you have a favorite 2010 List, or year end summary to share with the other readers, please add the link in the comments.

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