Today my friend Claire sent around a survey for her job asking how her friends consume content on the internet. Here’s what I replied, with a little more detail.
Every day, I get theSkimm, Term Sheet, Mattermark, StrictlyVC and Product Hunt. I always read theSkimm. I always read the Mattermark headlines and store the interesting ones to Pocket. I breeze through Term Sheet for VC deals and for old companies that I know (e.g. recent Markit IPO, recent El Pollo Loco IPO). I breeze through StrictlyVC- it has a ton of overlap with Term Sheet. I try to look at Product Hunt but in reality, I rarely get to it (I walk to work this summer, so no public transport time).
I also subscribe to several blogs- AVC, Both Sides of the Table, Hunter Walk and Feld.com. I send all of those to Pocket and read (typically on a 1-2 week delay) on my phone or kindle via the Pocket app. I also send any other long articles from social media to Pocket and also read that on a delay (e.g. New Yorker article on Sam Fuld).
I skim Twitter almost every day. I just got the Nuzzel app, which ranks shared stories from your twitter feed, giving a little more sanity to the firehose. If I find something on Twitter or Nuzzel, I usually send it to Pocket also.
I binge on saved Pocket stories every couple days. I do this less often than I want, but c’est la vie.
I also am a podcast addict. Every day I listen to WSJ Tech (AM + PM), WSJ This Morning, The Economist (5-10 short pods per week). Every week, I also listen to the a16z podcast, This Week in Startups and Foundation (though that’s rarely updated). I tried Product Hunt but couldn’t work it into the rotation. I used to be addicted to Hacker News Nation, but the One Month guys shut it down recently, much to my dismay.
I also listen to several ESPN/Grantland podcasts during the week/at the gym, mostly related to the NBA, NFL or my favorite passtime: reality TV.
When I actually sat down and wrote this, it seemed like I’m missing real world “actual news”, but in practice I read theSkimm and WSJ This Morning, so I get a good 60-90 minutes of non-tech/non-VC news every day.