Getting Started with Google Reader

I’m constantly talking to my friends about the advantages of using RSS to get your information on the web. I was thinking about writing up a blog post outlining the services and steps to take advantage of RSS, but not 5 minutes after having that thought, I came across a lifehack.org article (in my Google Reader) that does just that.

One of the core technologies behind the Web 2.0 “revolution” is RSS (Really Simple Syndication). Most websites that are updated with any sort of regularity have feeds of at least their headlines, and usually of full articles. Some sites also have secondary feeds listing their comments, videos, links, and other updates as well.

Because RSS is so common these days, keeping up with the rush of information that shapes our lives has become pretty easy (”really simple”, even). Instead of jumping from one site to another, you can keep track of all the content of the sites you visit regularly in one central place.

Link: How to Get Started With Google Reader at Lifehack.org

Lifehack.org

Lifehack.org

I’d like to quickly recommend an excellent website, Lifehack.org. I ran across the site after a few of its posts have appeared on the front-page of Digg a few times. Man, I feel like I’ve really been missing out!From their own site description:

This site dedicated to lifehacks. The phrase describes any hacks, tips and tricks that get things done quickly by automating, increase productivity and organizing. This site is built around this theme. It is a frequently updated blog, which provides news and articles which able you to get things done in a faster pace.

Head over and take a look. It will be a new mainstay on my list of RSS feeds.