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Get Current(s)

posted by DL Byron on December 11, 2011


As an independent publisher of blogs and media, I’m very enthused about Google Currents? Cause it saved me like 80 grand! Bike Hugger is already available in mobile views for browsers and I haven’t been able to justify an app. What Google has done with Currents is make an app dashboard. I tell Currents what feeds to parse and then can curate those feeds manually, or with tags, and upload featured content too.

500 channels

The Web today is like cable with 500 channels. Bike Hugger is on

  • Blog (s)
  • Twitter
  • Tumblr
  • Facebook
  • Flickr
  • G+ me and a page
  • PicasaWeb
  • Tumblr
  • Kindle
  • Newsreaders
  • Pinterest
  • Podcast
  • Email
  • Content scraping sites

and then wherever a reader may want to read us on apps like Flipboard, Readability, and Instapaper. Talk about a content strategy! Where I’m challenged is to not just replicate the content from one channel to the next and consider what I’m sending where. For Currents, I’ve plugged in feeds for the blog, photos from G+, YouTube, and will feature content from my travels and events like Built and our Mobile Socials. Considering how easy it is to browse and view videos with Currents, I’ll also get back to more videos in 12.

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