Goodbye newsletters, hello RSS

I used to subscribe to tons of CNet, TechRepulic, PCMagazine, and newsletters, but as of today–no longer. I’ve been unsubscribing from them as I get them. Unfortunately for them, I didn’t really use their content so I’m not bothering to subscribe to their RSS feeds. Maybe in the future…

I am relying more on RSS, however, to keep me informed on the world (technical and otherwise). I’ve got about 80 feeds.

When considering the spam situation alone, RSS makes a lot of sense. Will RSS ever overtake e-mail as a personal communications medium? I’m not sure. The way it’s setup right now is a little awkward–I would have to create a private feed for each recipient, we need better tools for publishing to multiple feeds, targeting individuals.

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