I had no idea.
Rather than endlessly trowel the net in search of information, or – god forbid! – visit websites, here is news coming to me. Like a little child with a basket of presents, all these goodies in one little place!
And I had no idea.
While I understood the idea of subscribing to feeds, I didn’t realize that I could have a one-stop shop where all those feeds were listed. Mama mia, it’s like a world of wonder! How much easier does this make navigating the informational deluge that is the web!
“The Internet and Mobile Revolutions enhance the ability to coordinate and control at a distance, so that goods and services can come from multiple locations.”
Web control and information navigation is now all about filtration rather than acquisition. No longer do we live in a deprived world of content; the task now is to meaningfully navigate the enormous amount of information out there to avoid overload and engage in communities that have the most relevance for us.
“The effects of this shift are multiple: they include an explosion in the amount, breadth, and depth of available content on a wide variety of topics, from a growing number of sources; an increase in the number of perspectives available on any one topic, and subsequently also growing discussion, debate, and (in a number of cases) deliberation of and between these divergent views; an acceleration of (continuing) updates to the available information and knowledge on virtually any field of human endeavour; and the emergence of a wide variety of opportunities for users to become active produsers of such informational resources, by making their own contribution to these ongoing endeavours.”
-Beyond Difference: Reconfiguring Education for the User-Led Age, Axel Bruns
May I step into the riptide! At least now I feel like I have a paddle.
I’m using feedly. What do you like?