Any blogger or journalist who is not making use of RSS feeds is wasting a huge amount of time checking their favourite sites. Now Google has updated its online reader making it, in the words of the Telegraph’s Shane Richmond, “a much stronger product, which may prove to be the best RSS reader available”.
Richmond’s technology blog is a reliable source of information on such things so it is worth looking at Google’s much improved product.
Personally, I still prefer the combination of online and offline news reading offered by NewsGator. This means that when I start up my Mac all the latest headlines are downloaded to NetNewsWire which speeds up scanning of headlines from the sites to which I subscribe.
But when I am away from home I can go to the NewsGator site which is automatically synchronised with NetNewsWire when a feed is added or removed.