data staying relevant

A replacement for Google Reader

I just set up Fever. It’s a self-hosted alternative to the doomed Google Reader that syncs via your own server. It’s pretty painless to import your existing feeds and there are great iOS apps too. So far works flawlessly and the design is great too.


You need your own server space (I use Dreamhost) and if anyone wants any help, gimme a shout.

clear thinking data monetisation

When the product being sold is… you

This comment by a user of Metafilter commenting on commercially-led changes to Digg made me stop and think in its directness. It’s a great insight and updates “there’s no such thing as a free lunch” for the data era.

If you are not paying for it, you’re not the customer; you’re the product being sold

(via @robmanuel)