I can’t imagine how I functioned before RSS feeds.
I’m in no hurry to find a seven step program, because this addiction saves me time, keeps me informed, and entertained.
The closest thing I can compare it to is working in a newsroom, where I had access to news feeds from a variety of sources. All that’s missing is the teletype clattering in the background (now I’m really dating myself).
If you don’t know what an RSS feed is, or haven’t ever used one, Wired news has a really helpful article out about RSS and how its going to become much more well known thanks to Microsoft’s new Vista operating system. It’s really due to Internet Explorer 7 which is bundled with Vista – it sports a built in RSS reader. The Wired article is a nice primer on getting started, if you’ve been hesitant, give it a whirl.
Google Reader is getting loads of great comments from RSS junkies everywhere.