Gobble Gobble! — 1000+ Feeds For Your RSS Reader to Gulp

This post was a simple experiment – every feed here is *categorized* making it easy to just plug and play. The feeds you’ll find below are 85% hand picked while each and every one provides a good amount of value. For newbies this is a great list whilst seasoned veterans are sure to find some real gems.

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If you’re into RSS then you know how easy it is to find and curate content to share with your friends using popular feed readers like GoogleFeedly and LazyFeed.

Today on a lazyish Friday i decided to share 25% of my feeds here on my blog for you to import into your own reader (I suggest Google Reader, but it’s up to you which reader you choose to import them into).  Note:  The file is exported in the OPML format.  You may import this bundle into any reader that supports the OPML standard.

Right Click and “Save Link As”:  Download the OPML

I’ve hand-picked most of the feeds, but have also subscribed to some of the bundles Google Reader offers, and if you’re curious how that works (in Google Reader) just click on “Browse for stuff.”

Quick Fun Tip for Google Reader Users: Once you’ve imported the feeds (this will also work with your existing feeds) focus on your sidebar.  Locate any category and click on it, you’ll see a list of feeds in the feed/content pane.

From the content pane navigate to Folder Settings and click on View in Reader Play.

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This small little tip will take you into a visual playground for the category of feeds you specified.

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After all who doesn’t like to be spoonfed?  :-)   I’ll be updating these feeds from time to time so you can always check back.  In the meantime you can always subscribe to my Shared Items for daily links to the best articles on the web (mainly technology)

If you’ve downloaded and imported the OPML file, feel free to add to the list here.  We’re always looking for fresh and engaging new content.  Enjoy.

Is Rss the cure to your insatiable itch for information? You decide..

Rss feeds in Google Reader

There have been tons of discussions about Rss (Really Simple Syndication, or Rich Site Summary) in the past, but one that you might care to join is over at Robert Scoble’s blog. I follow Robert on twitter, facebook and friend-feed; the mans all over the place.

What’s even more interesting is that with all the noise on twitter (and the fact that i follow a whole lot of people) I miss a good amount of his tweets, if not all on a daily basis and guess where i found his post about Rss? Google reader…Enough said right?

Most likely if you are reading this post then you get most of your information from Twitter the popular micro-blogging service or a number of other social media sites and Rss feeds. I mean where would we be without this protocol, even if it isnt real-time yet. You can check out more opinions below and formulate your own opinions:

Louis Gray’s rebuttal on Friend-Feed
If You Think RSS is Dead Then That’s Your Loss and It’s a Big One
RSS: A good idea at the time but there are better ways now

I for one love Rss and Google Reader and won’t give them up for any social-media network, even twitter. Using all mediums in conjunction has worked really well for me, with more emphasis on Rss.

Check out some new RSS feed readers that might help you take charge of the content that you love so much, hey and it might even cure that pestering itch for information.

Feedly: A firefox only add-on and built on top of Google Reader

Feedly

Feedly weaves your favorite content into a fun, magazine-like start page.

Lazy Feed: Keep up with your favorite topics

Lazy Feed

Save any topic on Lazyfeed and forget about it. Lazyfeed’s live update feed will let you know when there’s new content about the topic.

With web trends moving faster than ever its up to you to decide what medium to use to find the content you desire. After all its not just technology which will bring cutting edge content to the palms of your hands, its how you harness that technology to get the most out of it..