Sunday, August 01, 2004

Something Good

I installed the new RSS-aggregator for Firefox, Sage, a couple of days ago.
It's a news junky's delight. Installation is as simple as going to the linked page
and clicking on the link (providing your running Firefox as your browser of
course). If you're still running IE as your browser, you're simply not paying
attention.

Once you've got Sage installed, you pull it up with alt-S and it forms a sidebar with
all your RSS feeds listed. By clicking on each one, you get a preview in the
bottom pane of all the headlines from that site. By clicking on any such
headline, you get the full story in the main window. To add an RSS feed to
your list, simply go to the appropriate site, find the RSS link (sometimes
called "XML" and sometimes "Atom"), right-click on it, and add bookmark.
I've made a separate bookmarks folder called "RSS Feeds" and put all
the RSS bookmarks into that folder. Sage is set up to only look in that folder
for RSS links.

Here are a few RSS feeds to get you started:
Instapundit.com
Slashdot
The New York Times > Science
NewScientist
Christian Science Monitor | World
Yahoo! News - Top Stories
CBS MarketWatch.com - Top Stories
Asian News from World Press Review
DIE ZEIT: Homepage
SteynOnline
Little Green Footballs

Try it, you'll like it.

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