I've been working on a new biz pitch the last week so I've been out of my feed reading loop. As I was going through them today I saw that Jeremiah Owyang started an interesting meme to find out how people consume media. I'll follow his structure to be as relevant as I can.
Web: I consume most of my information from the web in a couple of primary ways. The majority of the information I get using Google Reader and RSS feeds. I have 113 primary subscriptions (I check these real-time) and around 350 secondary feeds (check if needed) and I push the most important news to my link blog. Here are my stats from Google Reader so you can see what my daily consumption is like over the past 30 days (pretty cool).
I also subscribe to the Wall Street Journal online and use a core set of trend and news sites to get the rest of my information. I engage in Flickr to share my photography and I'm often checking out the next hot web sites for work.
Music: I use iTunes exclusively for music and often listen to the electronica and ambient radio channels while working. All of my CDs are ripped and I'm only buying digital music at this point. CDs get ripped as I need them. I have an iPod that I take with me for podcasts, music and movies.
TV: I watch very little TV and what I do watch is usually from Tivo. I have my laptop with me 90% of the time. I have Netflix for movies and when I do watch TV it's the Discovery Channel or TLC.
Communication: I always have my phone with me. I get real time email and use it quite heavily to text message with family and friends. I also rely on the mobile browser and versions of Google Reader to keep consuming media when I am on the go. I have a Verizon EVDO card to get access pretty much anywhere. There is nothing like riding as a passenger in a car and doing some work while online.
Movies: My wife and I rarely go to the movies which is why Netflix is important. On Demand looks promising, but my carrier is a little behind the times with their hardware so it's impossible for me right now.
Magazines: There are a few magazines I read regularly. Harvard Business Review, Wired and AdAge are must reads.
Books: I read a book every two weeks. Almost all of them are business titles. My wife thinks I'm strange but you can give me Tom Peters' "Re-imagine" over the DaVinci Code any day of the week.
Newspapers: I only read them online, but the content is just as relevant. WSJ, NYTimes, LATimes, Cleveland Plain Dealer.
How do you consume media? Did it change over the last 6 months? Do you see it shifting in the next year?