[Reposting because my blog "died" this morning and was "resurrected" this afternoon without the last two posts.]
FOUND THIS INTERESTING LINK ON a Facebook friend’s profile when I was about to post a birthday greeting to her. I agree with the author, Dan York, who wrote:
The only reason I visit a web site these days is generally if either:
- The website turns up in a search result.
- I get notified that there’s something interesting there that I should look at.
- Random times when for some reason I decide to go there, perhaps remembering a URL for a site I wanted to check out.
That’s it. (Note that I do get the content of many websites through the ways I mention below, but I don’t actually go to those websites and see their page.)
As I think about it, my consumption of information online really comes down to five ways:
- E-mail, although I get too much of it to read it all. [Me: Exactly!]
- Twitter, where I see links from people or services that I follow. [Me: Now, it's the FriendFeed (or NewsFeed) on Facebook.]
- RSS feeds where my reader pulls it in and I quickly scan through the posts.
- Skype persistent group chats where I’m connected to several different groups of people on various topics.
- Searching for data, typically using Google.
The key thing is that, with the exception of search:
All the data comes to me!
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