Trimming In Public Post 6

This entry is part 7 of 12 in the series Trimming In Public

The Trimming In Public series is a way for me to share my RSS feeds with you, while at the same time, cleaning the list out for feeds that are dead or no longer of interest. Hopefully, you’ll find something new along the way that you’d like to add to your subscriptions.

Trimming In Public 6

101. Mobileways.de – This was the home of Jan Ole Sur, the creator of Gravity, the best Twitter (and overall social) app for Symbian devices. He’s still doing his thing, but obviously, no one cares anymore (cause Symbian is dead, if you haven’t picked up on that theme). Tragic, cause he was great. He should create Android apps. *I should caveat this with the fact that right now, I’m using my old N95-3 as a hold-over until my new phone arrives, and Janole is still supporting Gravity users, and more importantly, Gravity still works. Amazing.*

Determination: ELIMINATE

102. MocoNews.net – This used to be MocoNews.net, then apparently it became PaidContent.org, and now it’s GigaOm, which I already have subscribed.

Determination: ELIMINATE

103. moubail – No clue what this used to be, but now it redirects to “Who What Wear” with a focus on Samsung style, which I have no use for.

Determination: ELIMINATE

104. Mozilla Labs – Website for Mozilla Labs, primarily focused around Firefox, with other stuff sprinkled in. I don’t use a single thing that Mozilla makes anymore, so I don’t need this.

Determination: ELIMINATE

105. mTrends – Personal blog of Rude De Waele, another friend I met while running Symbian-Guru.com. Rudy recently relocated to London, and is an accomplished author. He’s always got something insightful to share.

Determination: KEEP

106. Murphy’s Milestones – This was the family blog of a personal friend. Hasn’t updated since 2010…so…..yeah.

Determination: ELIMINATE

107. Murray Cumming – Primarily focused on coding and C++ and that sort of thing. I believe I followed during the 2 weeks that Maemo was interesting.

Determination: ELIMINATE

108. My Nokia Blog – MyNokiaBlog is primarily run by Jay Montano, who, incidentally, also introduced me to Michael from MobileBurn.com and got me the job there. MyNokiaBlog is one of the few blogs that successfully made the leap from Symbian to Windwos Phone with Nokia, and while niche and slightly fanboi, the team does a GREAT job keeping up with things.

Determination: KEEP

109. My Phone Book – This was a site for Andrew to detail the progress of his book “My Phone Book” covering all the phones that he owned, and his experiences with each of them. It’s an interesting read, especially since I also had most of the phones that he had. Now that the book is out, though, the site’s not being updated.

Determination: ELIMINATE

110. Nimbuzz – Nimbuzz was one of the early VOIP/IM clients for Symbian that has attempted to make the leap to other platforms. Since I exclusively use Hangouts for IM now, it’s useless and crowds my feeds.

Determination: ELIMINATE

111. Nokia Beta Labs Blog – Nokia Beta Labs – man, I used to freakin LOVE this site. This was a way for Nokia to release betas of projects they were working on to consumers, and you could provide feedback, etc. They did an awesome job of engaging the community, too. Unfortunately, with the move to Windows Phone, it’s been pretty bare.

Determination: ELIMINATE

112. Nokia Daily News – This was the site for the Nseries activity in the U.S. Makes me miss Nokia’s Nseries, but alas, it’s completely dead.

Determination: ELIMINATE

113. Nokia Experts – This was a site in the MObile Nations community, started and maintained by Matthew Miller (aka PalmSolo). Matthew’s a great guy, and really knows his way around mobile. However, he killed this site in 2011, shortly after I killed Symbian-Guru, and I follow him elsewhere anyways.

Determination: ELIMINATE

114. Nokia N97 Fanatics – Back when Nokia was launching 20+ phones/year, there was a time when the ‘cool’ thing to do was to launch device-specific blogs, get them up quickly with content, and just milk the traffic with ads. Not saying that’s EXACTLY what Mike did here, but it’s close. Either way, Mike writes elsewhere, and the N97 sucked.

Determination: ELIMINATE

115. Nokia Press Bulletin Board – This was the RSS feed for Nokia’s press releases. I needed this for Symbian-Guru.com, but obviously don’t anymore.

Determination: ELIMINATE

116. Nokia Users News Feed – NokiaUsers was one of the premier communities for….Nokia users, and their forum was, at one point, the best community. However, the site seems abandoned, like so many other Nokia sites in my feeds.

Determination: ELIMINATE

117. OffTheBeatenPath – I’m a blogger, so my wife wanted a blog of her own, too. To her credit, she maintained it much longer than I thought she would, but hasn’t updated it in a year, and probably doesn’t remember the password, anyways.

Determination: ELIMINATE

118. OfficeTally – This was a fan blog for The Office (U.S. version). Since the show is now over, I can’t fathom what on earth they would have to talk about.

Determination: ELIMINATE

119. Official Android Blog – This is the official blog of the Android team. Definitely a keeper.

Determination: KEEP

120. Om Malik – I was introduced to Om Malik’s writing through Business 2.0 magazine, and I read him to this day. This is his personal blog, and it’s outstanding. Om is an old-school blogger who still understands the medium and sees the tremendous value in it. I *love* reading his stuff, and having a long coffee with Om is on my bucket list.

Determination: KEEP

 

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