"All three of these are interesting ways to see what the blogosphere is talking about. But, I notice I keep going back to TechMeme, and I think I found the reason why:
More info density per scroll."
I've tried Tailrank, but I too have stuck with techmeme. Might have something to do with the fact that my blog has shown up on techmeme before ;) Its doesn't show up any more though. :(
I still love techmeme, but I've noticed somethings recently that have left me a little unhappy. First their are a lot less conversations listed around stories. Perhaps its just because there aren't many conversations going on. But I also don't like the fact that the conversations even though tech related, are mostly just hype around press releases and such.
For instance, right now as I glance through the stories are about:
and so on.
This trend is making me lose interest in techmeme ever so slightly. What I'd want is more conversation around tech itself and less press releases. I wish I had an example conversation that I could point to as an example, but I can't seem to find one at the moment.
Now what I would like is a memetracker for my feeds. In fact, thats my thanksgiving project. Now if only I'd actually sit down and design the system rather than reinstalling/configuring my servers, while I read techmeme on the side! :)