The 52 Things Project: #1 Set Up a River of News

My resolution for this year is to create and document a thing a week. Could be a photograph, a web app, a recipe write up, a piece of woodworking, or anything else. The parameters are that the project has to be done and documented between Monday and Sunday each week.

The first Thing ties in with my News Years clean up of RSS and podcast feeds. To try to avoid getting sucked into an endless cycle of checking news sites and twitter, I’ve created several lists news sites and some of the high volume feeds from my RSS reader and created a “River of News” using Dave Winer’s River5.

The river is deployed on my shared host here:, so I can access it from any computer of device.