I get this question a lot from friends and vendors alike. There is an art to consuming massive amount of information, something analysts have to do often with materials generated from vendors, emails, magic quadrant and research responses (The 2013 APM magic quadrant is officially underway, we have 1200 pages of text responses let alone the supporting graphics. Average response is 96 pages with a high of 257 pages.).
Here are some pointers of how and what I read for news. I use the following great free tools feedly handles the main RSS and feed consumption. I categorize and read my articles in a very dense and small format, they have great apps for android and iOS devices both for tablet and phone form factors. The apps are great and easy to use.
The other tool which integrates with feedly is buffer, which is a great tool for posting interesting news to multiple social media platforms. I cross post to twitter and linkedin. The key with buffer is that you set intervals when it posts content (such as my news). This avoids you posting 10 articles at once and instead posts them over the day. The free version is limited to 10 items in the buffer, which isn’t ideal, but its workable.
Finally for social media I really like Hootsuite as my primary, and I use the falcon apps on my android devices (sorry I ditched Apple devices completely about 6 months ago).
If anyone has another method they use, or some other better tools please post comments or get a dialog going on Twitter or LinkedIn.
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