« What is Your Purpose for Blogging? | Main | Growing and Monetizing News Media »


Hi Valeria,

Great post!! Indeed, Twitter & Google Reader work perfectly together.

Kind regards,
Laurens (@backbonemedia)

I also like the combination of Google Reader and Twitter. I'd add Delicious to that as well. I find it particularly useful to see what other people I feel are influential have saved.

I really like your suggestion of subscribing to tweets mentioning you and subscribing to other people's favorites, but am not sure how I would capture that in the "add a subscription" box.

I would welcome your advice/suggestions.

I can't help but think that if we rely on those whom are smart as our filter - we not only abide by one of my favorite maxims, we open ourselves to manipulation. Overt or covert, it doesn't really matter - we abdicate the responsibility for discovering our world to others. Whom might or might not want the job!

(My favorite maxim: The search for self-expression has evolved into a need to have that self-expression unchallenged, which in turn necessitates living among people who think and feel just as you do. --- Sandra Tsing-Loh in "Class Dismissed", March 09 The Atlantic (p86))

I am interested in why you quote those numbers, though, Valeria. If my guess is right, you don't measure the worth of a person by the quantity of their contributions, but by the worth of some of those contributions? So why are metrics necessary? Did I grasp the wrong end of the metaphorical stick? (I suspect I did.)

I have to admit, I was only partially aware of Google Reader; Twitter I barely know. I value my moments reading your blog; I always feel a little smarter when I read your words, Valeria. :-)

Carolyn Ann

The comments to this entry are closed.


Search Content

As seen on


Advisory Boards

Marketing that makes business sense


Book Reviews

  • Conversation Agent participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program. It provides a means for Conversation Agent to earn commissions by linking to Amazon.


  • The opinions blogged herein represent only those of Valeria Maltoni and do not reflect those of her employer, persons or companies mentioned herein, or anyone else.

Comment Policy and Social Guidelines

  • This is my blog and not a public space. Critical discourse is welcomed. However, inappropriate comments will be deleted. See my social guidelines for reference.