One question and one link

I feel like there must be something out there in the world o’ the web that would track all the blogs I go to every day, and would tell me if new content had been posted. As it is right now, I have to click through to every single one and it takes a lot of time. No really – I can spend an hour in the mornings hitting up my favourite sites. I know there are RSS (RRS?) feeds and Diggs and multiple other things I see around the web but I don’t know what any of them are.

Is anyone on my f-list more internet-savvy than me and can tell me if there’s a site that fits my desire?

Update: I have chosen to go with Google Reader. I’ve put in all my bookmarks and gone through all the content, and will be checking back later to see how it’s working out. Since I already use iGoogle and gmail, and like both of those programs, it seemed like the best bet. Thanks for the advice. 🙂

Now for the link. This is a very interesting article about the Kimkins diet and the controversy surrounding it. I would never do a low-carb diet myself because I lurve my carbs and would stuff my face every day with carbs if it didn’t bloat me like a balloon. However, for others who do follow low-carb, I hope you are being healthy about it. This Kimkins thing … not so healthy.

Kimkins: Anatomy of a Diet Scam

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3 Responses to One question and one link

  1. spacecowb0y says:

    It’s me again. Have a few things that might help you out. For a quick and dirty primer on how RSS works, you can read up on it here. The rest of my suggestions will make sense once you’re done with that. 🙂

    1. iGoogle. If you’d like a kind of “start page” which can contain all your feeds, then this is a popular choice, since you can play with its layout and add as many feeds as you want.

    2. Sage. This is a pretty popular RSS addon if you’d prefer to read your feeds all within Firefox.

    3. Xtreme News!. Not really anything to do with RSS, but is more of a news aggregator for a ton of sites. I used to use this back in the day, until my brain imploded from the information overload. You can register to choose which feeds it tracks so it isn’t so overwhelming.

    4. Firefox Live Bookmarks. Last but not least, and also the simplest to use. Firefox has its own simple aggregation thingy built in, and that link will show you how to use it better than I can in this space.

    Phew! Hope all that helps. 🙂

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