Filtering out interesting people!

Don’t you just love interesting people or organizations that generate lots of inputs into your social network stream? Well I do, I am connected to some really productive people. Or should I say people with backup of others. There are numerous accounts with name and face of an individual, however, there is a group of people sending information via the same account.

The frequency of updates just kills everything else.

So these super-updaters just kill the rest of my “natural” flow of information. I like to read “natural” information or referrals from people in my lists and circles. When an individual starts bombarding with updates these interesting inputs just get drowned in the stream.  Using Google+ which BTW will kill FaceBook and marginalize Twitter, the whole page now is updates from one or two people!

An organic stream of information is so much better than the flood that some twitter accounts generate!

Now, I have to filter these people! As much as I love to read information from them. I just cannot afford having their frequency of information into my stream! I am missing on input from interesting people with normal frequency of posts. I guess this is why the RSS feeds are not as popular as they used to be. Having several services bombarding you with hundreds of pokes-of-information during your day will numb you senses.


How do you handle your streams?

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11 Responses to Filtering out interesting people!

  1. Chong Pringle August 6, 2011 at 02:21 #

    Good write-up, I’m normal visitor of one’s site, maintain up the nice operate, and It is going to be a regular visitor for a lengthy time. “There is a time for departure even when there’s no certain place to go.” by Tennessee Williams.

    • Shahram August 11, 2011 at 07:50 #

      Thank you for your comment.

  2. Dane Findley July 15, 2011 at 23:32 #

    p.s. you probably did this already, but for everyone listening-in, on G+, if you do decide to create a Viewing circle, add an asterisk in front so it moves to the top: *Viewing

  3. Viktor Nagornyy July 15, 2011 at 13:51 #

    You touch on some great points. I limit my sharing to a certain, small number and everything else is just me talking to Twitter =)

    I recently read an article about might be something worth checking out to hear the unheard.

    Good job.

    • Shahram July 15, 2011 at 20:14 #

      Thank you Viktor for your comment. I loved the site you proposed. Will share it with as many as possible.


  4. Dane Findley July 14, 2011 at 21:16 #

    I created an A+ circle (for viewing only) on G+

    (in which, you might be happy to learn, you reside!)

    ….and then I share most of my own posts with absolutely everyone and the public.

    When someone engages with me a lot, I drop them into the cherished Viewing circle.

    I still view everyone’s posts when I can, but I go to my own Viewing circle FIRST.

    { twitter = @danenow }

    • Shahram July 14, 2011 at 21:19 #

      As always Dane, you are a source of knowledge and insight. Thank you for your comment. Will create a circle similar to yours. I have an UsGuys but that grew to be too large!

      • Dane Findley July 15, 2011 at 20:09 #

        Also (interestingly) on Twitter, you and I would be considered “over-sharers,” because we pretty much tweet all day every day. For that reason, many many people probably don’t include us in their streams. Some tweeples just like to hear from the people they follow, say, 5 to 8 times a day. You and I do that many tweets within a minute! Hah!

        Seriously though, it’s all just personal preference. Each person uses the channels in a different way, and that’s great. We use Twitter as real-time stream-of-consciousness (my favorite way to use it!)

        { twitter = @danenow }

        • Shahram July 15, 2011 at 20:12 #

          So true! I spend more time on the #-groups than my normal stream. I didn’t think of that when writing the blog. On the other side … We do provide some grains of interesting stuff as well.



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