Why I stopped reading Robert Scoble’s blog …



February 5th, 2007

I while ago I culled my RSS feed down.  I got a lot few questions as to what criteria I used to cull the feeds.  Well, there's a motto that I live by:

"Mind your mind for it will surely spoil."

Here's a real-life example of how I cull feeds.  Today I've stopped reading Robert Scoble's blog.  Why?  Because as much as I respect and admire Robert, the lack of perspective and moronic replies to critical comments outweigh the benefits.  Here's the one that did it for me:

UPDATE2: Today Engadget has an article about a cancer patient getting their Xbox ripped off. You telling me THAT has more news value for Engadget’s readers than a tour of Intel’s factory which also included discussion of Intel’s new chips coming out later this year and how Intel got that breakthrough done? Give me a break.

At this point I was close to pulling the trigger on the feed, and this exchange proved to me that it was the right thing to do:

27: Yawn

You think Intel making a smaller chip is more important than cancer?

Try having someone you love having cancer. You might get a perspective on life then.

Comment by Richard — January 28, 2007 @ 7:53 am

28: Richard: having cancer is important to THAT ONE PERSON. Intel chips change the lives of hundreds of millions of people. Glad to see you understand news value. But, now, I understand why so many people buy those grocery store gossip magazines. Next you’ll try to tell me that what Paris Hilton isn’t wearing matters to me more than what Google is doing in its labs. Sigh.

Seth: being an A-lister has its advantages, yes. But you do notice that in the past two days I’ve linked to more people than Engadget has, don’t you?

Comment by Robert Scoble — January 28, 2007 @ 7:59 am

Intel CPU's more important than cancer?  Wow.  I must have missed that. 

I like tech, love it as a matter of fact, and write/blog about it extensively, but if my values and perspective on life and what's important ever gets that screwed up, I hope someone with more sense takes by blogs away from me and humanly destroys them.

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