Timely information, regarding work, life
In a nerdy term, a “Neural Network”.
It’s not that complex, I Promised!
This is a official graph of a neural network setup.
The logic of a node (The circle) is that, if the input strength is large to a certain level, it’ll send the signal to the node it connected.
But consider what “Node” I am using : Human (My dearest friends) … And the Signal strength is the interesting level.
So whenever the my news forwarding friends find interesting, they’ll start “Sharing” the news, and comment on them as well.
By plugging myself in the network (Facebook and Forums), I basically have a filtered source of informations.
I’ll provide information filtering for the friend reading me in return as well, with my extra “opinions” (Self-proclaimed value-added)
This provide a context check for the incoming news, But I had to cater and tailor the network for “weeding” out “low quality” information forwarder (luckily Facebook have that option without letting them know that happened) and make friends/discover source who are keen to forward news.
I do have my direct source as well, I subscripted 76 RSS feeds with Google reader, which is so much lesser than some of my colleague, but enough for me. For People do not use RSS, it’s like subscripting a newspaper, you can view all new article in one place, and got notify once an new article is released.
I am also an semi-active member on http://programmers.stackexchange.com/ for newest question asked around the net regarding the industry. Which gives me an heads up on things as well.
Putting all that into the pocket
Once again, all of them are Synced to my iPod. After a shortlist of post, I’ll forward long yet interesting article to my Kindle thru “Instant Paper” service, and forward other interesting link to “Read it Later” and also Google Shared Item.
(Guess I should promote the last two links a bit :P)