Wednesday, April 29, 2009

RSS Feed

So, I thought we as a society were technologically competent to the point where just about everybody knew what an RSS Feed was - at least everybody my age. But there comes a time in everbody's life when those truths (or so we believed) come back to haunt us and show us that by underestimating our friends' ignorance, we too are ignorant of everything happening around us.

In the "new" (not so new anymore) Web 2.0 culture, we are inundated with things that demand our immediate attention - we carry our cell phones at all times so our friends can access us at all hours of the day. Many people (myself included) have instant access to the internet, email, and music on their phones, and wouldn't be caught dead without any of them. In this "Twitter" age, we always have to keep up with everybody else and their thoughts, actions and beliefs, and in turn place our own twist on the way we view the world with tweets, status updates and blog posts of our own.

In the midst of all this is a reality that it costs money to live our lives the way that we want. We have to hold jobs, make sacrifices, and stay within a budget in order to live comfortably. Because of this whole "job" predicament that we have gotten ourselves into, we must devote the better part of our waking lives to actually working instead of just partying - internet partying included.

Now, I'm not saying that we can't or shouldn't be able to keep up with the happenings of the world in the news or sports or music or whatever, but there is a solution to this dilemma! Enter RSS Feed Reader! Just think, all of the websites you visit on a daily basis, compiled into one "inbox", where you can choose what to read and what not to read, therefore eliminating all of the crap that's posted on the interwebs, especially in the blogosphere.

All I'm saying is that in order to fulfill our desire for instant news/sports/weather/music/humor/whatever, and be productive enough at work enough to live our lives as comfortably as we wish, an RSS Feed Reader is nearly impossible not to have, or not know what it is. Get with the times!

I'm talking to you Scuba.

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