Did You Hear We Got Osama?

Did You Hear We Got Osama?:

This is a really great post; one of the clearest, most concise, and personally important ones I’ve read in a long time. It’s important to understand that the reason most people consume news is in order to entertain themselves. This isn’t the aspirational reason… it’s just the true reason, in most cases. If you can get your news consumption refined to the point where you are staying amply-informed without being overwhelmed, you stand to be a lot more productive.

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2 Responses:

  1. Hank says:


    You’ll find this ironic. So I’m much like the original poster in his days of hundreds of RSS feeds managed by Google Reader.

    So I saw this headline/post multiple times in various RSS feeds of mine and ignored them all because the title just didn’t compel me enough to read it.

    I also subscribe to your RSS feed.

    Knowing that (1) you post infrequently, and (2) when do you do post something – it’s always great … I then read the post.

    It was a great article and one in which I saw multiple times but never read because I too am overwhelmed with “noise”.

    This makes me want to delete all of my RSS feeds, and only pick a hand-few to subscribe to from trusted “editors”.

    The web needs more “editors” and less aggregators.

  2. I feel almost compelled to put up a blog post which is a copy of his, except instead of listing news sources it lists social networks.

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