Introducing Editor’s Picks

As all readers of this blog know, I share interesting tech news and opinion both on Twitter and Google Reader. There are a few limitations involved with both:

  • Twitter is real-time and many shares on Twitter are easily missed. I am increasingly seeing people scan my Twitter profile to find older shares.
  • Not everyone uses Google Reader.
  • There are times when I want to draw attention to a specific part of the post, or make a comment about it.
  • Many people often find too many Google Reader shares in their feed and simply “Mark as Read” all of them. The truth is, not all shares are equal.
  • Many articles from around the web do not support RSS, and can’t be shared in Reader.
  • Finally, I would like to build a digital archive of my shares, without being too dependent on Google.

Hence, I have decided to start an experiment: Presenting Editor’s Picks.

Editor’s Picks will

  • Focus on articles that have a longer shelf-life than everyday tech news
  • Feature lesser number of shares
  • May be a good source for those who use Instapaper
  • Feature the “must read” kind of articles

I considered using automated tools to post my shares on this blog, either on a daily or weekly basis, but preferred to keep shares distinct from my own blog posts.

I am already using Posterous for sharing Cool Infographics, so am now using Tumblr for these curated shares.

You can, of course, subscribe to Editor’s Picks via RSS here.

Do let me know if you have any suggestions or feedback. Thank you for your support!

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