Information Management 2 - Blogs & RSS

This is 2nd entry in a 3-part series on my how I consume news and information for my interests and career. My weekly digest is curated through these sources primarily. The part 1 introduction including Twitter and Twitter lists is available here.

The second major source for the various articles I read are blogs. I didn't mention this in my first post, but I don't follow general news. I don't really read the paper and my sources are typically domain specific for the transportation and urban issues realm.

Information Management 1 - Twitter Lists

Whether at work, or in social/professional networking situations, I frequently get asked about my sources of information for my various interests, and how I have time to effectively balance my life and keep on top of everything happening. Well the short answer is that I'm always struggling to find the right balance in my life, however my information sources and content/news management is an area I'm particularly proud of.

I am going to split the breakdown into a few posts to keep the length down, but generally my approach is threefold.

  1. Carefully curated private Twitter List, accessed through Tweetbot.
  2. Blogs - managed through an RSS feed reader (Feedly)
  3. Podcasts on my iPhone

488 days

"You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength." - Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, 161-180AD

Four hundred and eighty-eight days ago, on Tuesday October 13th my life changed. I was involved in a freak hockey accident that shattered the end of my femur. It was innocuous, harmless, and still seems surreal. My wife Claire was 7 months pregnant.