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Media I Consume – Another Weblog Meme I Got Into

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In the last couple of months there have been a couple of times where I have been participating in the different memes that have been going on out there in the blogosphere and I must say that I have enjoyed them quite a bit not only from the perspective of getting to share some more stuff about myself that otherwise would not have been shared over here or elsewhere, but also from the perspective of getting to know some more about the folks who I keep reading on a regular basis. So with all that said, it looks like there is a new meme out there at the moment, started by Jeremiah Owyang, and which John Tropea has picked up and played along a couple of days ago.

And, of course, to get the ball rolling John tagged me as well. Thus here I am sharing another weblog post on a new meme which, after having read quite a few entries on it, I am finding it quite interesting and educational as it is allowing me to find out some more about the reading habits from some of the folks I follow. And now it is my turn. This meme in particular has got to do with covering some further details on one’s own media consumption diet so without much further ado here is my take on this meme:

Web: This is also my primary means of getting all of the information / news that I need. In the past I have mentioned how I am currently subscribed to over 700 newsfeeds (Right now 730 to be exact!), of which I am sharing about 480 in my Bloglines blogroll and the rest I keep in my offline RSS / Atom feed client: Omea Pro (Which is now Open Source, by the way, if you would want to check it out). You may be wondering what is the rest, right?

Well, to start with, about 100 news sites from all sorts of different places, including TechMeme, TailRank, Megite, Findory, Blogniscient, diggdot.us, Topix, Google News, etc. and then a few other general related news. I guess just the usual stuff. One thing for sure is that whenever I need to get information on a particular subject the Web is one of the first resources I check.

Music: I guess that, like everyone else out there, I got my entire music collection in my iPod. Several thousand songs in a single device that I take with me whenever I need to be disconnected for an extended period of time (While travelling, doing sports, walking about or just chilling out). And while I am at work with a live Internet connection I am one of the folks who still loves Pandora, as opposed to Last.fm. So between my iPod and Pandora I am getting most of the music I listen to.

TV: I do not watch much TV actually on a regular basis, perhaps only for the news and that would be it. I actually prefer to make use of TV more as an entertainment that a media source I would want to consume. And to that effect, I can honestly say that I am hooked to Prison Break, House (Of course!) and Heroes amongst others. Oh, yes, I am hooked to 24, who wouldn’t, right? … Anxiously waiting for the 6th season to get started over here. Yes, I *know*, pure entertainment.

Communication: This is going to be an easy one, I think. I am actually not very fond of e-mail as most of you already know so I only use e-mail in my notebook. I do not use any other device to check my mail and from what I can see it is not going to be any time soon that I may be doing that. I do use Instant Messaging, and quite heavily actually, specially for work making use of IBM’s Lotus Sametime.

However, for most of my real-time interactions I am still making heaving use of Skype, Google Talk and Damaka. Yes, that is right, getting the best of both worlds: IM and VoIP.

Movies: I normally get to go to the movies every now and then. Lately, I haven’t been going too much though, since the weather has been extremely good and you would agree with me that there are better things to do than going to the movies when it is lovely out there! I don’t rent DVDs since I feel there are already enough TV channels out there to go through during the course of the day than just renting DVDs..

Magazines: Well, since I am getting most of my media from the Web I currently do not subscribe to any magazines, except for PC-Actual, and that was because I got it as a gift for purchasing my FON, so I guess that one does not count.

Books: I enjoy reading books, for sure, but over the last few years I have developed a tendency to only read books as part of my own entertainment, so it has been quite a while since I have been reading business related books. Instead I prefer to read Sci-Fi, historic, epic and esoteric books. Yes, I know, quite a mix, and that is perhaps why I am keeping myself busy reading a couple of them at the same time.

Newspapers: Hummm, hardly ever. Perhaps if I am travelling and do not have access to my laptop. However, there is only one newspaper that I get to read quite often and that is a local one: Canarias7. Why? Simply because they do get what social media is all about.

And that was it, folks. Hope you have enjoyed it just as much as I have done by putting it together. And now off to tag a few others to keep the meme going. So I would love to see if Euan Semple, David Gurteen, Tony Karrer, Jerry Bowles and Dave Snowden would be taking up on this challenge and share a bit of their own media consumption diet. Ready to go for it, folks?

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  1. question? i see you are tuned in on news sites. what if any have they done to your ability to know the truth versus their ability to manuver the mind to believe a lie and not respond to the truth at all?
    next are you of the persuasion to believe the usa is a democracy? if so could you explain your understanding and if possible where or what federal document your response came from.
    i’m lost. i was raised by refugees to be democrat because they thought there were evil business men in this country ready to enslave us.by the age of 18 i came to realize that its easy to fill the heads of new americans with horror because we came from just that.i also became a republican. we live under a law formed as a republic not democrat and i want to be part of my country and not continue down that fictious road of democracy that is just a carpetbaggers way of extorting votes and money from the ignorant.i live in a republic ,i’m a republican.go you pay attention how evil lives in the democratic representatives. they camellionise themselves to fit your views and when they get what they want they do as they please.gross and dirty minds.

  2. Hi Joe! WOW! What a reply! I am not sure how you would be reacting to this, but for a number of years I have got a policy regarding my online participation in different weblogs by which there are three different subjects that I always avoid when sharing information over the Web: religion, sports and politics. And it looks like your reply is one that fits in within that three category group, so I think I am going to reserve my opinion in this particular respect and not going to comment on it. Perhaps at some point, if we ever meet up face to face, I shall let you know what I think.

    Thanks, though, for dropping by and for sharing your thoughts. Even though I may not be going into adding some more into that conversation.

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