Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Easy web reading

I've been using the RSS news aggregator service provided by Bloglines to consolidate my on-line reading. It's an easy, server based, free service that provides headlines for new information on any site that provides an RSS feed. You pick sites of interest, add them to your list, and Bloglines provides one site where you can go to read all the headlines. Clicking on an article of interest takes you to the website for the entire article. It beats keeping track of URLs and surfing around to catch up on all the news. There are lots of options for RSS readers. I like the server based option of Bloglines that let's you check your headlines from any computer.

They offer other services like clippings, suggestions for other sites of interest based on your activity, email notifications, etc. They were recently purchased by Ask Jeeves, but I'm not holding that against them.

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