Four Short Links: An Appreciation
Twitter, Prismatic, Google Reader, and Hacker News keep me up to the minute on the tech news I care about. While I tune my feeds to give me more signal and less noise, popular links frequently repeat: five people I follow on Twitter link to a story, then I find it on top of my Prismatic feed, and later it’s on the front page of Hacker News.
I therefore treasure orthogonal sources that break out of that echo chamber. The “Four Short Links” series on the O’Reilly Radar blog is one of my favorites. Every day Nat Torkington offers four links to under-the-radar news items joined with description and commentary of masterful brevity. It holds pride of place among my RSS subscriptions; maybe you’ll like it, too.