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How can I stay on top of all the blogs and sites I'm supposed to read?

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We're waiting for a new web service that will turn the Internet off for one week out of every month, so that we all have a chance to catch up on our reading. But until that day comes, we have to dig into our box of technical and personal tricks to stay on top of all the content that comes pouring through the tubes every hour. Essential for the modern info-consumer: mastering the ways that RSS (Really Simple Syndication) can bring the content you need to you, where and when you need it. Just as essential: mastering the fear of missing out on essential information -- by recognizing that if it's really essential, you'll be able to find it.

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