Must have applications (an RSS Reader and a personalized Homepage)
There are many RSS readers, but my favorite is Google Reader. If you do not have an RSS reader, give it a try. Here is some info about Google Reader:
Stay up to date
Google Reader constantly checks your favorite news sites and blogs for new content. Whether a site updates daily or monthly, you can be sure that you won’t miss a thing.
Simplify your reading experience
Google Reader shows you all of your favorite sites in one convenient place. It’s like a personalized inbox for the entire web.
Use Google Reader on any computer
You can access your Google Reader account from any computer with online access. Whether you’re at home, at work or abroad, your subscriptions stay with you.
While I am evangelizing for Google, I might was well point out igoogle, another must have personalized homepage application: