The ability to give more feeds higher importance is a key factor and quite the limiting one at that in selecting a reader. Most of the readers simply let you import, add and watch RSS feeds, no matter what kind they are. But how do I always get the most important ones to the top? A finely tuned ranking system will let you specify particular authors, topics, keywords and postings that should move their way to some form of alternate and pronounced notification. This could be highlighted, always sitting at the top of your reader or it simply moves it's way there. Alphabetical is a nice option when you have a few feeds, but when you reach maximum capacity, it is unacceptable as the only way to view them. Even folders have the same effect, so don't attempt to go there with me.
Now in saying that, ranking needs to be coupled with locating, that I talk about below. A proper reader will take my keywords and add that to not only the weight I manually assign, but make it stronger in ranking when it includes a keyword. Heck, even MarshallK on Twitter liked the fact he could see his feeds by how often he clicked to read more of the feed item. That is taking ranking up a notch if it did the rest.
This is quite simply the easiest portion. I want the same feeds to show as read/unread across multiple machines and devices. Web, mobile and desktop. Let me control how often you expire older entries out in a main profile and then case by case basis. From there, possibly archive them in the same structure I had them for searchable reference. It is just text for gosh sakes all to the same sources. You just need to store my preferences and markings. Make the reader easy on the eyes, transformed for mobility and minimal clicks to get things done lilke sharing, marking, commenting and storing.
Allow for me to specify certain authors, keywords and sites from ever showing. A blacklisting of sorts for my reader. I love this site YY, but never want a posting on ZZ to show in the stream. Not a difficult concept is it?
I hit on this above in rankings and should expand more. Simply forcing me to go and find more feeds in todays massive waterfall is unacceptable. Make the software work for me, not just with me. Let it go find me content based on items I tag the most, read the most or simply specify. Bring me information instead of me having to forage my way and click to add feeds to my readers.
So you may have even one or two more items that are required for your daily ability to keep up. I would love to hear about them. Comment on here or send me a Tweet.
Some choices that I have played with or use.. in no order nor even closely inclusive at all.
for even more, see my Diigo bookmarks right here for another dozen or so..
|TheSocialGeeks Episode 20 - Flirt with it, don't date it||00:47:20||43.34 Mb|
|Get the Gist of it||00:06:37||25.14 Mb|
|TheSocialGeeks Episode 19 - FaceFriend FeedBook||00:45:37||41.77 Mb|
|TheSocialGeeks Episode 18 - Stop being lazy and filter||00:40:22||36.98 Mb|
|TheSocialGeeks Episode 17 - Facebook is the universe||00:43:06||39.47 Mb|
|TheSocialGeeks Episode 16 - I Want the Post, not Pre||00:56:01||48.73 Mb|
|TheSocialGeeks Episode 15 - Swagger Jackers||00:38:38||35.38 Mb|
|TheSocialGeeks Episode 14 - Two Personalities||01:00:10||55.13 Mb|
|TheSocialGeeks Episode 13 - No spit zone||00:56:43||51.94 Mb|
|TheSocialGeeks Episode 12 - The Return of the Unexpected||01:24:04||76.98 Mb|
|TheSocialGeeks Episode 11 - The Overachiever||01:07:13||62.50 Mb|
|TheSocialGeeks Episode 10 - Four Tables, Open Bar and Coke||00:42:48||39.20 Mb|
|TheSocialGeeks Episode 9 - Out On a Ledge||01:00:33||55.45 Mb|
|TheSocialGeeks Episode 8 - My Video Comments are under NDA||01:07:46||62.05 Mb|
|TheSocialGeeks Episode 7 - The Ninja and Stranded at the Beach||01:13:52||67.64 Mb|
Yes this is a blatant theft of the outline that Jess uses on her page, but I asked permission. Why?? Because I am a hardcore admin and can make ugly tables to make you developers frustrated, but this was too nice to pass up.
Yes, I write some of those dreaded admin cert exams you take. I won't say which ones so you don't come looking for me, but I will say they are the real good recent ones that have been coming out.
One dog, a Pug. He has been on this world before and seems to understand slippers and a fine cigar. Mind you that is him in the chair and not me.
Let us now also add a deranged cat that is in the process of being toilet trained. Update: Toilet traning was very very close.
Non-stop. At my desk, in my car, walking to work and back to my car downtown. In the house there is a crazy zoned set-up for you home automation geeks.
I am a self-proclaimed MP3 fiend, to which I have tried rehab 4 billion times to no avail. Next is the MP3 hard-drive for the car that I found. Now what kind of music you ask? I will never tell.
Get back to you here
Hershey’s Stomach of Holding: Jess and I are fighting over who eats more chocolate. TWDUFF can help me out and vouch for me.
This will take far more time than I have today. I will start with I was born and still live in St. Louis, MO. Even though for a couple years I was never, ever here and always on the road, this is smack in the middle of the US. Everything is just a few hour flight. That part is nice. No beach/ocean/coast isn't the best. But with the travel I make up for it.
Looking to find me in person? Here is where I will be.
|delayed||customer visit||Minneapolis, MN|
|Mar 31 - Apr 4||Lotus Notes and Domino 8 Upgrade Seminar||Copenhagen, Denmark|
|Apr 30 - May 2||Admin2008||Boston, MA|
|May 10 - 15||Lotus Notes and Domino 8 Upgrade Seminar||London|
|Jun 4 - 6||Irish Lotus User Group 2008||Dublin, Ireland|
|Jun 16 - 19||Lotus Notes and Domino 8 Upgrade Seminar||San Francisco, CA|
|Jun 21 - 29||Vacation||Some island I am not telling you|