Welcome To The Antisocial!Posted 02.23.2007 @ 12:53 EST
It should come as no surprise that I spend a lot of time in front of computers. I use RSS feeds
to keep tabs on news from a lot of different sources, which is handy in the fast-moving world of technology.
I also read some sites known as "social bookmarking" sites. These sites, such as Reddit
, allow users to submit links to interesting content on the web. Other users then vote on this content, and if it's popular enough, a link will reach the front page (and the associated RSS feed). This works pretty well, until too many people join a site. At that point, the few diamonds get lost in a huge quantity of rough. I stopped reading Digg a few months ago, and Reddit is rapidly slipping in quality as well.
Yesterday, I made an offhand comment to my oft-times co-conspirator in plans of a foolish nature Chris DiNoia that I should make a "Best of..." site, containing a handful of links per day to the very best content I see. No more stupid comics, polls, videos or anything else that the social bookmarking sites get filled with, just the very best content.
Today, I've put my money where my mouth is, and I give you AntisocialBookmarks.com
Right now, Chris and I are using Twitter
to post new links. This takes about 7 seconds, and involved no setup, so we're using it for a trial run. It's a complete misuse of their site, and I love it. If we keep this up, we'll need a better site and a better posting engine, but it'll do for now. In the meantime, you should just grab the Antisocial Bookmarks RSS feed
and enjoy the best of the best news and information.