Talentopoly - My Current Favorite Development and Design News Source
I have recently started using Talentopoly.com.
Social noise management tools have been around for a long time. I was an insane digg.com user, both in posting and diggs. But then they lost their "techno-geek" way, focusing on general news stories. The "Design" section often seemed completely abandoned, not having new promoted stories for weeks.
Then the things-I've-dugg interface "lost" all of my dugg articles. At that point, it lost all usefulness. Digg.com was my bookmarking tool.
My new obsession is Talentopoly.com. Its very similar to how digg started, and focuses mostly on all things design/development. Not a day goes by that I don't find a new story to read that I would have never found otherwise.
Using google reader and RSS feeds from dozens of different sources makes it very time consuming to parse the rhythm from the noise. Since I found Talentopoly, I've only opened google reader a couple of times -- long enough to remember why its a huge productivity boost to find new and interesting information from curated, filtered, and well-managed sources.