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How to find someones Google Reader Shared items

One of the things most social media junkies do substantial amount of time is read their peers rant about world and give useful hints and ideas. Since there are too many of us out there, there’s a neat trick you can do: piggy back on best stories from someone else.

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The way to do this is to figure out if your personal hero is using Google Reader and sharing his or hers picks with the world. There are a number of strategies to get to their RSS feed of shared stories:

  • by asking them directly, either in person or via Twitter. Shows that you really care and that you’re willing to proper stalk them and their interests.
  • find them on FriendFeed and see if they’ve imported their stories. You can then get their feed url from there and just add it to your Google Reader.
  • read/search their blog and they’re going to eventually post the address. It’s also often hidden in blogroll or on a side of blog.

If anyone is interested, my shared feed is also available. Beware that their might be cute kittens hidden in there.

Are you sharing? Post you share feed address in comments so we can benefit from collective crowd-sharing.

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How to get most out of the conference (tip #1)

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Going to conferences is exciting activity, where you get to spend a few days in a completely different environment, around peers listening to exciting people who you most often look up to. But most of trade-show conferences today are not organized like academic conferences where you get to take home a full binder of proceedings that allows you to study the presented material to certain depth and reference it.

There is a very simple trick to keep up with the ideas of smart person on the stage – look up his or hers page and add their blog to your Google Reader. Today’s conference superstars will often blog in great detail about things they present at conferences, post slide-shows and videos of their presentations at other events and link to other people in their field with like minded ideas. If you feel really attached to them, you can also start stalking following them on Twitter or FriendFeed.

The best part of this is – it’s free and it’s easy to incorporate it into your everyday rutine, since you most likely already drink the morning coffee while reading last nights feeds.

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