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Work for AndroidBeat: We’re looking for an Android news reporter

Work for AndroidBeat: We’re looking for an Android news reporter

AndroidBeat is looking an Android news reporter and this is your chance to apply for the position! If you are passionate about the mobile industry in general, and Android in particular, and you would like to join a team of writers who share your same enthusiasm, then you’re in the right place. Here are the position’s requirements.

Google Reader died over a month ago, in that time I’ve fallen head over heals for NewsBlur

Google Reader died over a month ago, in that time I’ve fallen head over heals for NewsBlur

On July 1st, one of my favorite web services, Google Reader, bit the dust. Our six year relationship came to a screeching halt, and I was left heart broken. I’m not going to repeat why RSS is important to me since I already did that one month ago today, but I will say this: NewsBlur is awesome. At $24 per year it’s not free, but you know what? Things that are of high quality are rarely free.

PSA: I’m going to be experimenting with Buffer

PSA: I’m going to be experimenting with Buffer

I follow 57 people on Twitter, which makes me strange. Many of my friends follow several hundred accounts, some follow over one thousand, but I make an effort to keep my Twitter experience lean. I’m also one of those sick people who reads every tweet in my stream.

Taking a week off for Easter

Taking a week off for Easter

Hope those of you celebrating Easter have a wonderful time with your friends and family members. And to those who don’t celebrate Easter, the same message applies, hope you spend the next seven days having a great time with your friends and loved ones.

Housekeeping: Make sure you’re using the new RSS feed

Housekeeping: Make sure you’re using the new RSS feed

I recently convinced my boss to tweak this site’s RSS feed so it presents full articles instead of just snippets. He agreed it was an awesome idea, but there’s one small hitch. For those of you who have already subscribed to the feed, you’re probably not going to see any changes. That’s because the feed has a new URL.

This isn’t going to be easy, but I’m going to try to build the Android site the internet needs

This isn’t going to be easy, but I’m going to try to build the Android site the internet needs

Nostalgia is a dangerous thing. I feel like the internet was a better place back in 2006 and 2007, but I don’t have any proof. In those days, the word “blogger” wasn’t a derogatory term. No one dared to call themselves a journalist, because that’s not what we were. We, which I’m going to define as people who have been writing stuff online for over half a decade, wrote essays to each other. We’d link to each other’s work, have civilized arguments, and every once in a while we’d get together to have a few beers.