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Published: Tue, 17 Jul 2007 13:29:58 -0800

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Scoble on How to Read 600 RSS Feeds a Day

Tue, 17 Jul 2007 13:13:01 -0800

How to Read 600 RSS Feeds a Day for Pleasure and Profit. Video of Robert Scoble showing how he culls 600 RSS feeds a day for his weblog, Scobleizer, using Google Reader.



By: delmoi

Tue, 17 Jul 2007 13:29:58 -0800

Wow that's boring.



By: furtive

Tue, 17 Jul 2007 13:31:16 -0800

wget http://reader.google.com/thewholeshebang.rss > /dev/null



By: everichon

Tue, 17 Jul 2007 13:33:00 -0800

Lifehackerfilter.



By: gwint

Tue, 17 Jul 2007 13:39:45 -0800

The camera style informs me this might be a viral trailer for an upcoming JJ Abrams film. I didn't get to the end-- is Scoble killed by the head of the Statue of Liberty?



By: rlk

Tue, 17 Jul 2007 13:52:41 -0800

Here's how I watch TV: I press the channel up button on my remote control. If the channel changes to a commercial, I press the button again immediately. If it's not a commercial, I pause for a moment to see if I recognize the show, or if its content is at all interesting to me. If I recognize the show and it's one of my regular favorites I make a note of it by saying "Hey [show] is on!" Often I linger longer on shows I like, or content that is interesting to me, sometimes until a commercial appears, at which point I press the channel up button again. When I get to the last channel, the television begins again at the first.



By: k8t

Tue, 17 Jul 2007 14:00:01 -0800

Sweet. If I could do that, I'd be happier.



By: MarshallPoe

Tue, 17 Jul 2007 14:02:21 -0800

I'm with delmoi on this one.



By: milkrate

Tue, 17 Jul 2007 14:05:20 -0800

This makes me want to go outside.



By: rhymer

Tue, 17 Jul 2007 14:17:27 -0800

He should take some flesh time out to process his gut at the gym.



By: uri

Tue, 17 Jul 2007 14:25:20 -0800

Best (Fictional) Description of this vid's protagonist: Best part, from what I'm told, was when Scoble finally bought his phone and handed over his credit card and the clerk looked at it for a second and Scoble said, "Um, yeah. I'm that Robert Scoble." Clerk, for the record, had no idea what Scoble was talking about.



By: desjardins

Tue, 17 Jul 2007 14:27:11 -0800

I think I wasted more time watching that video than I ever would have wasted in an RSS reader.



By: ericb

Tue, 17 Jul 2007 14:37:38 -0800

Next up: a video of how I read a newspaper.



By: nitsuj

Tue, 17 Jul 2007 14:39:03 -0800

The cameraman is Timothy Ferriss.



By: acro

Tue, 17 Jul 2007 14:39:50 -0800

Interesting in a 'I wonder what's in the neighbours' fridge' kind of voyeurism. ps. milkrate- I just went outside, it kind of sucked, and was raining a bit.



By: Plutor

Tue, 17 Jul 2007 14:42:27 -0800

God, I thought going through my RSS feeds trying to find the interesting stuff was a dull task. That was before I tried to watch Scoble go through his own backlog. Tomorrow will be the best morning of my life.



By: ericb

Tue, 17 Jul 2007 14:43:23 -0800

Only interesting in a "I wonder what's in the neighbors' medicine cabinet and can I score some free Xanax, Valium or Oxycontin" kind of voyeurism.



By: ericb

Tue, 17 Jul 2007 14:49:05 -0800

From nitsuj's link to Timothy Ferriss' website/blog:
"Stay tuned for part II, coming in the next week, which will answer the question: How does Robert Scoble read and organize e-mail? From speeding up Outlook's performance to reverse spam filtering, it's all covered."
I CAN'T WAIT!!!



By: tommasz

Tue, 17 Jul 2007 14:58:43 -0800

I've lived my entire life not caring what Scoble does... ...and my streak continues!!!!!



By: arto

Tue, 17 Jul 2007 15:06:59 -0800

See, you go to the left-hand pane, and click "All items" to show everything from every feed. Then, you go to the right-hand pane and click "Mark all as read." Simple!



By: xmutex

Tue, 17 Jul 2007 15:07:01 -0800

Is that guy a smart person or a dumb person? From the video he seems like he's maybe a smart person doing a parody of a really dumb person. "Look at that phone. You know it's a phone!"



By: strangeleftydoublethink

Tue, 17 Jul 2007 15:25:24 -0800

That is what administrative assistants should be doing.



By: adamgreenfield

Tue, 17 Jul 2007 15:33:56 -0800

I have made it one of my life's missions to remind the posters of Robert Scoble-related content that he is a nonentity, utterly lacking in insight, whose predictions and assertions have panned out overwhelmingly incorrect over the past several years. I honestly cannot understand why anybody gives him the time of day. I suppose the only sadder thing is that I spend my own time leaving comments like these. But if you please: next time, post about corpseflowers, Lao silk weaving techniques, Neutral Milk Hotel, Coco Chanel, the art of popsicle-stick-and-rubberband "switchblades," Doug Engelbart if you must...but not the Scoble.



By: Herr Fahrstuhl

Tue, 17 Jul 2007 15:39:13 -0800

This is somewhat tangential, but is there a site that tracks predictions of analysts vs. outcomes? Surely would be an interesting data set...



By: rmm

Tue, 17 Jul 2007 16:02:27 -0800

Wait, what's wrong with Doug Engelbart :( 600 feeds, eh? Wow. Incomprehensible... but pundits keep the bubble growing...



By: YoBananaBoy

Tue, 17 Jul 2007 16:10:48 -0800

That is what administrative assistants 55,000 members should be doing. fixed that for ya.



By: kyrademon

Tue, 17 Jul 2007 16:53:30 -0800

Starting Monday, that will essentially be my job. Sigh.



By: goodnewsfortheinsane

Tue, 17 Jul 2007 18:15:02 -0800

Slight derail: has this Viddler thing been discussed on MeFi yet? If anything, the "add a note at a specific point in the video" thing is a really nice touch.



By: sgt.serenity

Tue, 17 Jul 2007 19:04:48 -0800

what's an rss reader ? Is it like a wee ticker tape that comes out of your computer ?



By: SisterHavana

Tue, 17 Jul 2007 20:19:36 -0800

Wow. I can barely keep up with all the feeds and communities I read on LJ, and it's nowhere near 600!



By: Alvy Ampersand

Tue, 17 Jul 2007 20:45:42 -0800

Poppycock: The Sturgeon/Kolmogorov Proof states that it is mathematically impossible for there to be 600 good specimens of anything, and when you factor in the Libby Variable, it's more likely that Zell Miller's anus will be this year's vacation hotspot than there are 600 site feeds worth subscribing to. I maximize my RSS experience by not subscribing to shit. Crazy, I know... Stay tuned for Scoble's next amazing piece: How To Make Pocket Change By Attracting Knobheaded Efficiency Fetishists and Suckers Looking For The Next Big Thing In Get Rich Fast Schemes To Your Site! I hear that Rubel guy's coblogging, so you know it'll be good!



By: lukemeister

Tue, 17 Jul 2007 21:15:43 -0800

Since I didn't watch the video, how many of the 600 were lolcats?



By: oxford blue

Tue, 17 Jul 2007 21:36:13 -0800

Most of them. But seriously my oft-seditious friends, his title is Vice President Media Development--I think we all owe him our respect.



By: moonbiter

Wed, 18 Jul 2007 01:27:45 -0800

I'd just like to thank all the commenters on this post who gave [a small part of] their lives so that others may live. I just hope that we all can use those 11 minutes and 38 seconds you saved us in such a way befitting your sacrifice. You will be remembered. [oops, 9 minutes 27 seconds left, gotta go!]



By: Joeforking

Wed, 18 Jul 2007 03:12:52 -0800

Thank God I got to see Zell Miller's anus before all the tourists ruined it.



By: mr.marx

Wed, 18 Jul 2007 06:24:14 -0800

I only watched for half a minute, but this is some new geek-gay channel from Bangbros, right?



By: saturnine

Wed, 18 Jul 2007 07:21:22 -0800

That man has a head like a square watermelon!



By: waxbanks

Wed, 18 Jul 2007 08:28:31 -0800

I found Scoble massively boring waaaay before it was cool!



By: tristeza

Wed, 18 Jul 2007 08:35:54 -0800

i like the part where he reads the website



By: oxford blue

Thu, 19 Jul 2007 03:09:39 -0800

I like your part. ^_~



By: joeclark

Fri, 03 Aug 2007 15:34:23 -0800

I find it not particularly difficult to read ≈700 feeds. I am one of the few users of Kinja, which, like Keynote for Jobs, was pretty much written for Denton, who reads twice as many. It's so simple it works in any browser (I frequently use Lynx, though it works best in Opera, with X key for Next).