A lot of people ask me how and what aggregators I use to sift through the news to find the “good stuff”, otherwise known as tech news outside the bubble of Twitter and Facebook. Many people are surprised by my answer, I don’t use filters or fancy aggregation services that are supposed to magically find me relevant news, rather, I use the best filter of all, everyone else.
If you are an aggregation nut you probably already use the best RSS reader out on the market, Google Reader (if not, go use it). If you do, then you are aware of its sharing capabilities and that you can follow people who are sharing articles within Google Reader. Use this to your advantage. There are many people who are excellent at going through blog feeds and sharing great tech news that is outside the bubble.
Here’s a good start to finding great tech content without all the work:
Louis Gray: http://www.google.com/profiles/louisgray
Mark Nielsen: http://www.google.com/profiles/manielse
Ziad “Zee” M Kane: http://www.google.com/profiles/zeedotme
Tac Anderson: http://www.google.com/profiles/tacanderson
All these people I mentioned above are avid Google Reader sharers who are great at finding tech content that is mostly outside the bubble. So far, no automated aggregator can even come close that list.
A good list there. I have subscribed to all of them and they do share some great tech/social media articles.