FACED WITH AN IMPOSING backlog of unread items, I steamed through two Sunday broadsheets and made a 7-minute Qik clip of content that caught my eye in the Sunday Times and Sunday Business Post (SBP). The screenshot at left comes from Agenda Magazine's coverage inside the SBP, showing the best blog-to-book in the Irish market. I labeled several stories from the Sunday papers with hashtags that explain the content below the break. I've discovered I can make more sense of my information overload by hashtagging things that drop onto my mobile phone (the "first screen" where I aggregate my life). Hashtagging helps me think in terms of genres and helps me read faster. Thankfully, themes like "innovation" and "sustainability" are recurring themes in the papers, giving some hope that Ireland will pull out of its unfortunate property-fueled recession. Less than three weeks remain before nearly every member of Irish society will feel the pain of an austere government budget. Some of today's topics reflect this new austerity.
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Direct link to Qik clip: http://qik.com/video/3560734
Direct link to MP3: http://www.insideview.ie/files/hashtagging_sunday_news.mp3