TMI in My Google Reader

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Ever since I discovered the Google Reader, I buy a lot fewer newspapers and magazines. I don’t watch TV, so all of the news I get is either from NPR, or the Internet.

This portable library is real handy for a gallopin’ hobo like me.

I’m not sure how many blogs, newspapers, or websites I subscribe to, but on any given day, I have at least 300 news items waiting for me in my Reader.

The problem is, what used to be something fun — reading — is now oftentimes a chore. I click through the long list of articles and posts, marking them as read, and only clicking through if the headline catches my eye. Sometimes this can take an hour!

I know I’m missing out on some great literature this way, but what else can I do? I don’t want to be left out. I want to be informed, I want to know what my fellow RVing friends are up to, my activist friends, my pet friends, and my simple living friends.

But if I’m just skimming the articles looking for points that catch my eye, am I really reading?

Google Reader is information overload at it’s finest.

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