To help my IT friends at my job I’m leaving, I’m trying to share things that will help them. Below is a link to my NewsBlur subscriptions. I have A LOT of Mac stuff in here. The NewsBlur system costs $2/month ($3 if you are feeling it is worth it and have spare $). It is extremely worthwhile especially since the demise of Google Reader. There’s also an iPhone and iPad app you can use on the go. The stuff in the Engineering – Mac feeds will help someone do most of what I do.
If you join I’m “jlevitsk” on the system if you want to follow my postings. Once you sign up for the service you can import the below XML to get all the feeds I’ve been following.
WHY:WHAT MAKES NEWSBLUR BETTER
- News reading: With first-class iOS, Android, and web apps, NewsBlur is an easy and organized way to read the news wherever you are.
- Training: By using NewsBlur’s training filters, you can hide stories you don’t want to see and highlight the stories that interest you. Teaching NewsBlur your preferences (or lack thereof) for certain blogs, authors, and topics cuts down on the noise and connects you with the news that interests you most.
- Social: Sharing and talking about the news is not only fun, but allows you to break out of your routine and embrace the serendipity of your friends’ tastes.
- Blurblogs: Even if your friends aren’t NewsBlur users, they can keep up with what you’re reading through a public blog of all the stories you’ve shared, including your comments.
WHEN:THE STORY BEHIND NEWSBLUR
- In New York City during the summer of 2009, Samuel Clay wanted a better way to read the news. So he built the first version of NewsBlur almost entirely underground on the A train.
- In mid-2010, NewsBlur launched to the public and to favorable reviews. In October 2010, premium accounts launched, paying for NewsBlur’s increasing server costs.
- After Samuel enters Y Combinator in the summer of 2012, he’s able to launch lots of new features, like Blurblogs. Samuel and his dog Shiloh celebrate with champagne and biscuits.