Worth a Look
By mbriggs on Apr 29, 2007
Basically we try and stay abreast of everything Sun related, filter out the info that is not of interest to our audience, and publish the rest. We generally publish 3-6 items per day. The goal is to enable users to keep up with what's really cool and relevant, at a glance.
As Robert and I are both info junkies, and stay connected most of the day, it's very little burden to post timely and relevant information. Our sources include:
- ZapTXT. A free tool that sends hourly updates for RSS/ATOM feeds of interest. The cool part is that you can filter the feeds for a string, such as "Sun". By watching feeds for The Register, eWeek, InfoWorld, CNET, ZDNet, and others we can catch all the late breaking stories.
- Google News Alerts with Search terms of Sun, Solaris, etc.
- "In Today's News". Sun PR publishes a daily news summary which is excellent.
- Sun internal aliases. Robert and I both subscribe to dozens of internal aliases. Oftentimes when people see an interesting article they'll circulate it on an alias.
We try and add little fun to the mix by posting the Dilbert cartoons that we think are especially funny. The Dilbert items are consistently the most popular. We know this as we carefully track click throughs.