He dropped from ~50 feeds down to 4.
His dramatic shift got me thinking about the shared, collaborative, nature of Cullect.com and a notion I’ve been calling “reading through each other.”
Within Cullect, if a post (let’s call it ‘Commenting Post’) in a feed you subscribe to links to another post (‘Original Post’) from a feed you aren’t subscribed to, you can read ‘Original Post’ inline with ‘Commenting Post’ (instead of opening another tab or window).
That’s what I had originally deemed the ‘reading through’ notion.
Back to Arik.
Within Cullect, everyone’s reading list is public. Pick a number, any number. You don’t have to be a curator of that ‘Cullection’ to read. So, you could find a couple Cullections that have most of the feeds you like and some decent curators and drop all your overlapping feeds. Read the /recommended feeds from those Cullections, and start your own Cullection with just your unique feeds.
I don’t know if that’s what Arik did, but it’s not only another way to ‘read through’, but also a way to drive uniqueness in Cullections and save time in reading feeds. Both of which are exactly why I build Cullect.com
If you’ve been waiting to try it out, your first Cullection is now free. Just sign in and import your feeds.
Excellent point Arik, it’s very easy to start a new Cullection, independent from your other feeds that focuses on a highly specific topic.