More search, less feed

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Austin Kleon is reading an advance copy of Jenny's book, and he likes it a lot. In this post he quotes an excerpt from it, and also gives some practical advice for taking control of the information that we consume. I really like this idea:

So much of what we spend our time thinking about right now is just stuff that’s been pushed at us. I’ve been thinking a lot about the search box versus the feed. Let’s take Twitter. When I open it, everybody wants me to think about something. What I love to do is, whenever I find out about something that is new to me, like an author I’m not familiar with, I type her name in the search box and I limit the results to people I follow. It’s almost like your own personal search engine filtered by people you respect.

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