I wish Blendle worked more like a feed reader

I like this attempt at micro-transactions-for-news, but I can’t help but feel it could use a different approach.

The case for newsreaders, but not in their current form

In a time of overwhelming noise and few new options to cut through it, I would argue newsreaders are more valuable than ever. But there is so much more they could do for both publishers and readers.

Publishers are killing full-content feeds because newsreaders haven’t given them a reason not to

Our newsreaders have improved by leaps and bounds in the past decade, but the feed business hasn’t improved one inch for publishers.

Feedly can save articles directly to Evernote notebooks

Feedly, a feature-packed newsreader for the web (and iPhone and iPad, and…

Feedly supports animated GIFs, even for story thumbnails

Good on ya, Feedly.

Feedly recommends more feeds you might like

The Feedly newsreader can recommend new feeds based on what you’re reading.

Newsreaders 2.0

Episode 4 of the the Finer Things podcast is out! For a hair over 20 minutes, John and I discussed what I refer to as “Newsreaders 2.0″—this new generation of tools rising like a phoenix from Google Reader’s soon-to-be ashes. We get into why there seems to be so much interest again in a post-social-media world and what’s different this time around.