Written by Ryan Holiday
Ryan Holiday is the bestselling author of Trust Me, I’m Lying, The Obstacle Is The Way, Ego Is The Enemy, and other books about marketing, culture, and the human condition. His work has been translated into thirty languages and has appeared everywhere from the Columbia Journalism Review to Fast Company. His company, Brass Check, has advised companies such as Google, TASER, and Complex, as well as Grammy Award winning musicians and some of the biggest authors in the world. He lives in Austin, Texas.
Came here from fourhourworkweek — awesome blog; I’ve subscribed to the RSS feed and have been reading through old posts for a couple hours.
I really enjoyed this post — you’ve convinced me to use StumbleUpon and the sharing feature in del.icio.us.
What do you think about the new sharing feature in Google Reader? I think it’s convenient to share things without leaving the reader, but the way they manage who you can share with or whose items you can see kind of sucks (being tied to your Gmail/Google Talk contacts).
Also — I strongly recommend friendfeed.com for further aggregation and efficiency. It was created by Paul Buchheit — the guy who created Gmail while he was at Google.
It basically aggregates all your active (blog posts, twitters, photos on flickr you want to share) and passive communications (del.icio.us bookmarks, what you like on social media sites) into one nicely formatted feed. The info on the right hand side of my homepage is mine. (Note — I have no vested interest in promoting this; just a really happy user – I now check this way more, and get more out of it, than facebook)
It’s in private beta but you can probably get an account right away if you request one.
I’ve turned off the sharing thing in Google Reader but I feel like I may end of using it. I don’t want to just blindly read whatever my friends recommend, I need to know WHY, which is what makes the ability to comment and tag so crucial.
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