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Got to the end of the internet!

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There was a cartoon back in the nineties of a man sitting at a PC staring at the screen with a look of incredulity. The message on the screen says, “You have reached the end of the internet.”

That’s how I felt this morning when I had no more links on my RSS reader FeedDemon.  I had started with 521 pages to view.  This seemed an insurmountable task. But, using FeedDemon’s Newspaper View where you can choose between a list of headlines, the headline with a summary or a stripped down version of the entire page, with a steady use of the J & K keys and the spacebar, I bounced through it.

This doesn’t say I am finished reading.  As I went though the items, I flagged some, tagged some and shared a few.  I also clicked on the headlines of the most interesting.  They opened in the Firefox I have on the other screen. There, with FoxTab opened, the screens take their place in a thumbnail display resembling a newsroom’s CRT background screens for later review.

This has replaced my old habit of reading the NYT with my tea in the morning. Now I scan through the NYT, BBC, Guardian.co.uk and WSJ before I leave for work in the morning.  I am feeling slightly over informed. I feel the brain will learn how to filter this abundance of information.

FeedDemon’s WATCH option is a must if you want to see news items about your work, entertainment interests, or even yourself.  It is amazing the way it finds the most obscure mention of items in the news and saves them in a separate folder.


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