Sunday, November 4, 2007

Technoligical Fears

I try to be savvy and up to speed. I want to know what's current in the online world. But I am afraid!!!

Excuse the unnecessary melodrama, but I can't help it.

I am afraid of RSS feeds!

I know, I know. It doesn't make any sense to me either. It is a classic case of fearing the unknown. Surely, they can't be that hard to use and everybody I know who is up on the RSS feed vibe tells me that they are great.

Should I just sit down and figure the whole process out? Is it just laziness? I enjoy scouring the internet and hopping from page to page to find my desired content. Whatever happened to reaping the rewards of hard work?

What is clear to me is that I need to figure it out soon and keep up with the world. I don't want it to be another Gmail disaster where I am the 736,483,976th person to figure out how cool something is.

So it is at this moment (7:31pm PST Sunday night, fresh from an extra hour via Daylight Savings Time) that I pledge to learn how to use RSS feeds by the end of the week.

Rumor has it that I might be purchasing Leopard soon too! I'm a new man!

3 comments:

tdinka said...

Since you already have a gmail account, you should give Google Reader a try.

meg.roberts said...

Chris-- I completely agree with your post! I just recently started blogging for one of my PR classes, and the whole RSS feed baffles me!

If you figure it out, be sure to fill us in!

Keep up the good blogging.

Meg Roberts
University of South Florida

MsMaverick said...

If you have a Mac, the RSS reader takes care and aggregates al your RSS subscriptions for you...all you have to do is click on the RSS symbol in a website and it automatically downloads all new posts into your feedreader when you go online....its fabulous, convenient and provides you with a short summary of all posts...and you then scan and select which you want to explore through a click-through detailed read!