The Noisy Channel


The Noisy Channel Has Moved To LinkedIn

March 7th, 2013 · 13 Comments · General

If you’re reading this, then you’re probably interested in my current writing. You can find my latest posts on my LinkedIn author page.

13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Petr Vasilev // Mar 8, 2013 at 2:35 am

    That’s sad, there is no RSS export from LinkedIn page as I can see this, and that’s how plenty of people read your blog, I guess.

  • 2 Jim Menard // Mar 8, 2013 at 3:58 am

    Daniel, is there an RSS feed for your LinkedIn posts? If so, I haven’t found it yet.

  • 3 Rick Thomas (@irickt) // Mar 8, 2013 at 5:58 am

    Does your new site have a feed? I don’t see it.

  • 4 Daniel Tunkelang // Mar 8, 2013 at 6:50 am

    Sorry, no RSS feed.

  • 5 Rick Thomas (@irickt) // Mar 8, 2013 at 9:12 am

    That’s too bad. To someone who scans hundreds of feeds, in standard formats, in use for years, you have gone “off the grid”.

  • 6 Ivan // Mar 8, 2013 at 11:07 am

    At least 4 people have read this post via RSS. 🙂

    I have tried to build a scraper to parse LinkedIn content (since none of it is behind a subwall), but they dynamically load the content, making scraping a bit more harder.

    Here is the content in JSON:

    One day I will write something using Yahoo Pipes to mimic RSS for LinkedIn.

  • 7 Nick // Mar 8, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    At least 5 people have read this via RSS. Can you explain the advantage to switching to LinkedIn?

  • 8 Nick // Mar 8, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    The funny thing is that under this post it says “If you enjoyed this post, make sure you subscribe to my RSS feed!” 🙂

  • 9 Daniel Tunkelang // Mar 8, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Irony noted. 🙂

    As for why I switched, I’m getting over 100k visits a month through posting on LinkedIn, as well as lots of re-sharing through LinkedIn and Twitter, likes, and comments associated with strong identities. In short, I moved for the quantity and quality of engagement.

  • 10 rektide // Mar 8, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    We’re happy you’re happy with your new audience & engagement, but we’re all waving goodbye. Cya never, apparently. Love, -standards users.

  • 11 Rick Thomas (@irickt) // Mar 9, 2013 at 7:56 am

    A simple solution would be to cross-post a summary and link here. Then your feed readers can go to Linkedin to read.

  • 12 Daniel Tunkelang // Mar 9, 2013 at 8:17 am

    Most of my old readership has migrated to the new venue, and I’ve added a large new readership. I like the benefits of having everyone engage in one place. And I don’t want to continue maintaining this site beyond keeping it around as an archive.

    If that means losing you as a reader, I regretfully say farewell. There’s no lack of great blogs out there, and many of them have RSS feeds. May my loss be their gain.

  • 13 Ivan // Mar 11, 2013 at 11:39 am

    RSS is a great tool to help digest multiple feeds in an asynchronous fashion (if using a tool such as Google Reader). What RSS lacks is discoverability. There is nothing in the spec that allows you to discover related feeds. Google Reader does have this functionality, but it is limited.

    LinkedIn gets around this issue by forcing (they used to allow you to disable it, but not anymore) stories on top of everyone’s LinkedIn homepage. Via these stories, users can opt to follow the author for more content. Discoverability is a tough problem and their solution works. The problem with LinkedIn is the same one as Twitter: how do you handle lots of content? If you do not login frequently (does anyone actually login to LinkedIn to do anything but accept connection requests?), content will simply “scroll off”. LinkedIn has the lowest signal-to-noise ratio (new connections, endorsements, etc.. litter the feed), so quality content will get lost. With RSS and email, items will remain mark as unread until the user finally interacts with the content. You can go off the grid and not worry about missing an update from someone that updates their content infrequently. At least Twitter allows you to catagorize the tweets you follow. I can look at my “Big Data” tweets easily.

    The solution is simple: RSS. You do not have to be logged into LinkedIn to read content. No pageviews are lost with RSS. I guess the engineers at LinkedIn are busy working on features that people want, such as Endorsements.

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