Like a few other of my cohort, I jumped the gun for Part 5. I subscribed to many sites in Part 4 when that is supposed to be part of part 5. Anyway, I largely revisited some of my most heavily “traveled” RSS sites from NetNewsWire. (If you’re interested, check them out at: http://www.bloglines.com/public/MiddleSchoolMatters ) . RSS can allow you to gather a lot of information together. I think that it needs to be targeted though. I sometimes return to visiting web sites for a couple of reasons.
- Going to a web site gives me more context.
- Going to a web site “slows” me down. This allows me to process better.
- I can automatically “rank” the sites that I want to see. Yes, I know that I can do something similar with the RSS reader, but somehow it’s still different.