It's funny... Being away for about 9 days. I read only the bare minimum of e-mail, never browsed the web, used a search engine, or once looked at my RSS aggregator.

I think the first thing that I'll do Tuesday morning is fire up my aggregator and mark everything as read. I like the idea of starting with a clean slate.

But there's this nagging voice in the back of my head telling me that I'll miss something Really Important doing that. And then I realized that there's a good chance someone else (or a lot of people, really) has seen the Really Important Stuff (RIS) that I will not see.

So, I ask you all... What'd I miss?

Posted by jzawodn at July 04, 2005 08:26 PM

Reader Comments
# deepsan said:

nothing :-)

on July 4, 2005 09:22 PM
# Tony said:

Yahoo! News Labs was launched on Thursday.
You would have seen in in the internal d-r mailing list.

on July 4, 2005 09:24 PM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

Kick ass!

More time to catch up on email then...

on July 4, 2005 09:24 PM
# Michael Specht said:

Not much other than iTunes 4.9 with podcasting.

on July 4, 2005 09:31 PM
# Otis said:

Let go, Luke.

on July 4, 2005 09:49 PM
# Patrick Mullen said:

Well, for starters I was told I had a job teaching a computer lab for children. Whew! I can't wait to see what kind of equipment we have to work with. This is going to be fun!

on July 4, 2005 10:04 PM
# Mookie Kong said:

I joined Yahoo! this week. :)

on July 4, 2005 10:45 PM
# GoogleGuy said:

You picked a good time; it was a pretty quiet week. Yahoo did its maps API, gave away 10M ads to a stair-stepper/bicycle machine, had a nice Red Herring article published about it, and launched My Web 2.0 (but you knew that). Google did its maps API, beefed up its video search and did a video viewer, launched our personalized search, and put Google Earth out for people to play with for free. SEO Ian Turner was lost and then found again. All in all, another quiet week in the search industry. :)

Now wipe that RSS and start clean; when I go on vacation, I hope you're return the summarization favor. :)

on July 4, 2005 11:25 PM
# Dave McClure said:

just Gnomedex & the Vertical Leap vertical search engine conference, that's all... however, young man i expect you to have better attendance at our SDForum SEARCH SIG launching in September. harrumph.

on July 5, 2005 12:00 AM
# willc2 said:

NASA hit a comet.

on July 5, 2005 12:10 AM
# Andrew Ducker said:

I ended up grouping my feeds into different sections because of this - started off with "important" and "news" and now I have 11 of the darn things.

on July 5, 2005 12:32 AM
# Joe said:

You missed a great new concept in Aggregators. To get all of the new blogs for a week, just mark them as read, and ask the readers of your blog for the news.

This takes blogs out of the hand of the 'mainstream' bloggers, and puts them in the hands of the people, where they belong. Darn straight!

Sorry, just saw some parallels there. I wonder if there's a business model?

on July 5, 2005 06:53 AM
# Josh Hallett said:

There is something cathartic and refreshing about the 'mark all as read' command.

A few times this year I have been out sick, when I returned I did a similiar 'mark all as read'

Good you you.

on July 5, 2005 06:58 AM
# Rasmus said:

You could also just delete your RSS reader and not worry about it. Stuff you need to know about will still make its way to you one way or another. Almost the same reasoning for tossing the cellphone. People who need to get a hold of you will find ways to do so without you having to have that annoyingly intrusive device in your pocket.

on July 5, 2005 07:30 AM
# Adrian Holovaty said:

Google and Yahoo both released map APIs.

on July 5, 2005 07:43 AM
# Michael Heilemann said:

Google Earth. My God Man!

on July 5, 2005 08:01 AM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

Google Guy: thanks for the update. :-)

on July 5, 2005 08:16 AM
# GoogleGuy said:

You bet. I also hate catching up after a while out. :)

on July 5, 2005 08:29 AM
# Jeffrey McManus said:

I made some people at Google sad and confused.

on July 5, 2005 09:23 AM
# Keith Instone said:

Tom Cruise proposed to Katie Holmes - or was that before you left? - but I am sure you really wanted to know!! (^:

on July 5, 2005 05:04 PM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

My life is now complete. Thanks Keith.

on July 5, 2005 05:09 PM
# Shantanu Oak said:
The site offers free mysql 5.0 database with remote access!
simple tables you can share with others or mark them as private.

on July 6, 2005 12:14 AM
# Aaron Brazell said:

Dammit! How did I miss that? Tom Cruise proposed to Katie Holmes! Dammit! Dammit! Dammit! Now she's off the market to a 40something guy.



Couldn't care less.

on July 6, 2005 01:11 PM
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