Thursday, February 23, 2006

Reading what you want to read in 23 easy steps...really

I used to cruise all around the web reading things that interested me. Not any more. Now the information I want to read comes straight to me each day. It's called RSS and it doesn't' involve giving your email address, your mother's maiden name or any other private information. RSS brings information, or "feeds," right to your desktop. I subscribe to well over one hundred feeds. Can you imagine how long
it would take to surf to a hundred web pages each day on the off chance
that they'd changed something? I don't have time for that and neither do you. RSS fundamentally changes the way we get information. It's not all that difficult to get started.

The Chicago Tribune's Eric Zorn writes a great intro to RSS here: Chicago Tribune | Eric Zorn.
He's using bloglines, which isn't my preferred RSS program, but it's free and works well. I've been using Newsgator for the last year or so. Why? Because Outlook is always open on my desktop and Newsgator plugs right into it. All of my subscriptions show up in folders very similar to my email folders.

If you want to learn more in less time, RSS is the only way to go.

via LifeHacker

1 comment:

The Confessionator said...

I'm still trying to get the hang of this...