I’m a late adopter of RSS, I admit. What kept me from
using it was that I needed yet another tool. I already had my favorite portal,
I already subscribed to one newsgroup too many and I wasn’t up for more
information. Now I recently learned how to deal with RSS, I started to adore
it. Here’s what I do.
I installed an addin to Outlook which allows me to subscribe
to feeds, post to my blog and much more. This is the tool I use to suscribe to rss
feeds I don’t want to miss a single entry from. It’s like email. I scan
all messages I get and read those important to me.
Apart from that tool, I started using http://www.start.com. This is now my new start
page. On this page I subscribe to those feeds I scan frequently but it doesn’t
hurt if I miss an entry. Mostly these are feeds from IT news sites like
Infoworld, ZDNet, Slashdot…. Instead of scanning the actual sites one by
one I easily get an overview of the headlines.
RSS, I’m loving it.
These companies offer RSS in Outlook:
And this is (should be) the first proof.