For those of you who pay attention to such things, I’ve created a Kinja digest and added the appropriate links to my page (under Syndication).
I’m not certain how much I’ll use Kinja myself; as one of its principals, Nick Denton, himself notes, “Kinja is an RSS reader for those who don’t know what RSS is”, and since I do know what it is, it’s probably not really meant for me.
However, I’ve been wanting to check it out. I’ve long thought that blogging and Web publishing in general are needlessly complex for the casual user, who doesn’t care to know what trackback pings, RSS, XML, readers, or permalinks are, but who would nonetheless happily use those features if they were de-geeked, simple to understand, and simple to use. Kinja seems like a step in that direction.
The other reason I wanted to try Kinja is simpler: all the cool kids are doing it, and I’m nothing if not a crowd-following, slack-jawing, tech-geeking, sushi-eating, latte-sipping bandwagon jumper. I checked out A9 the day it went public, and hell, I’d try Gmail if they’d let me.