To those of us who use an RSS reader it’s hard to imagine life without it.
But, we have to keep in mind that these are far from mainstream tools today. Think about your extended family: how many of them would be able to subscribe to an RSS feed without your help?
In the last couple of weeks I’ve introduced a few different people to Google Reader. Hopefully it will make it much easier for them to keep up with the various sites they are interested in.
I found this nice “Getting Started” guide on lifehack.org:
Sometimes it’s the technology we geeks take for granted that really has the potential to make a difference.
Extra for experts:
Firefox users will be familiar with the page which asked you to choose between Google Homepage and Google Reader when you use the built-in feed detection to subscribe to a new feed. I don’t use Google Homepage so this is a redundant step. With a simple about:config change you can skip this altogether.