fred has a great insight on how our attention is getting zapped by the overload of feeds. at first it was amazing to be able to tap into so many other people’s brains. but it’s starting to feel overwhelming. must be what it’s like for a pyschic hearing too many channels. just yesterday i created a ‘short list’ of feeds i like to read daily as opposed to keep up with.
i’ve thought for a while that the next iteration of these feeds would be ‘feed editors’. it’s already kind of happening. but isnt this what commercial media and niche mags have always been for? i remember when interactive week came out. i was so happy to get a weekly mag that could update me on all i should be following. i’m sure in the near future someone will emerge as my web 2.0 zine and another for my new media vc and another for my emerging democracy. the key though will be people doing this professionally and reliably. they will alert me daily and weekly to all the great ideas and conversations i should know about. the problem is probably that they cant make enough money yet to do this full time.
but it does seem like a much easier proposition that weblogs, inc trying to do primary reporting. wonder why nobody is creating the meta reporting company, kind of about meets weblogs.