09:34:50 pm on October 4, 2006 |
You are probably using RSS feeds (livemarks) with your firefox browser! If you aren’t check out the Wikipedia link. In short, it facilitates checking updates to a website without ever going to the website.
I have a long list of feeds that I subscribe to and in the habit of catching up with them every week. I started using RSS feed in my browser and soon enough I have like 10 folders with almost 60 sites that I subscribe to. No, I don’t waste time on the internet, atleast not all the time.😉 The sites I subscribe to vary from news, linux, oracle, java and tech related sites.
When I am at work, I use Akregator in my linux desktop to read my feeds. It is a KDE based RSS reader that supports exporting and importing feeds from Firefox in OPML format. I am still looking for a better reader for linux and open for suggestions..
But, whenever I was away from home or work, I was missing these links that I always had. There were online bookmarking sites that were available and I had tried a few of them. In fact, Google which never ceases to amaze me, had an online rss reader called Google Reader but I wasn’t impressed. Because, it didn’t have any way of organizing your feeds. But, they have seriously overhauled Google Reader and boy I gotta say Google has come through again and I just love it!
It supports folders now and I can even share exciting stuff I come across with just a URL! And, to demonstrate its ability I have created a link in our Blogroll to a page named ‘Sweet Deals’. I am going to share the cool deals I come across on the Internet I would like the Chennai Romeos to pitch in to suggest how we can use this feature! Let run your imagination wild.. but before that try Google Reader for yourself!