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More ways to get your geek fix

Cool Tech

April 16, 2005 01:12 AM PST

I thought I'd share a couple more ways to get your daily fill of geek news:

Digg.com
Digg is a tech 'news' site much like Slashdot but with a twist. Users submit stories like normal, but instead of an editor choosing what makes it to the front pages the users do. You can scan through the pile of recent submissions and click on "digg this story" to vote on what you like. The stories with the highest votes make it to the front page, or to the front page of a particular category. Pretty cool.

Daily Rotation
If you don't know about this one yet, you should check it out. It is basically a Ďone stop shopí web based RSS aggregator for about 300 of the top tech sites. As Iíve already mentioned before I prefer to use a web based RSS solution over an installed client package. This allows me to get the latest headlines at a glance from anywhere I can access the Web (PC or mobile). A few clicks later and Iíve got tabs opened for all the stories Iím interested in. For general RSS feeds Iíve just been using my.Yahoo.com tuned to my favorite sites etc. Daily Rotation is much like that only dialed to 11 on the geek scale. You can configure your preferences like format, font, desired sites etc. and it will drop them in a cookie for you. Heck itís worth checking just to see the impressive list of tech sites you never new existed.


Comments (6)
J, April 20, 2005 03:59 PM:

Looks like Google is adding RSS aggregation to your Gmail account. BTW, Slashdot has 4 articles on Google on the front page today. At least Google fanboys have a majority of the market, unlike Apple or Linux.

Paul, April 20, 2005 09:51 PM:

Yeah, but I couldn't care less what "the majority of the market" is doing when I'm using garageband on my powerbook, or writing code on my linux workstation. I hear a lot of people eat at McDonald's...

John, April 21, 2005 10:04 AM:

You are such a rebel.

Paul, April 21, 2005 12:53 PM:

Yeah, yeah, but I mean that for some things, you just shouldn't worry about what others are doing.

Gavin, April 23, 2005 12:17 PM:

For the first time I really appreciate what potential wireless technology holds. I am sitting at Gordys restaurant in North Bend having breakfast with Anna and they have access. It was so easy to connect and browse.
gotta run though Breakfast is here

John, April 23, 2005 05:02 PM:

Ahh, now you are catching on. Being connected has a lot of advantages. I've been pretty surprised to find coverage in places I wouldn't expect.






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