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    • I get the bulk of my general tech news from Hacker News and Ars Technica. I track more specialized subsets on Twitter and Reddit, though the latter depends on how active the subreddit for that topic is.

      I'm kind of sad about the current state of affairs. Google Reader was my primary news source before Google decided to shut it down. After that, I was an early user for a machine learning startup called Prismatic that put together a news aggregator that would take the list of people you follow on Twitter, look up the articles they tweeted, map those onto topics, and generate a news feed based on those topics. It was easily the highest signal to noise ratio of any one source I've used for news but they didn't get whatever traction they were looking for and shut the service down in a pivot before they went away.

    • It's definitely a love-hate relationship though. I'd love to see Cake become a thriving place for discussion about programming, tech news, etc., because then I'd be able to follow the specific topics I'm interested in and filter out the noise

      @yaypie It's pretty terrifying at times for sure, but confidence is key. I too would love to see Cake thrive for these discussions, as well as any discussions. I do think it will and it take's starter conversations like these to help get it there. :) To your point about Twitter -- even the best follows for these things are going to give you "noise" that you don't want and clutter the information you do want that's a great point and I hope where Cake can fill that shortcoming of seemingly every other platform.

      I typically keep up with and

      @JaceW I just recently started using reddit and realized the possible potential of finding things here. I am in /r/sysadmin as well as /r/msp. Sometimes the discussions are great, sometimes not so much, but a good suggestion nontheless.

      @grayrest I had not heard of Ars Technica before, I will definitely check it out.