Diff’rent strokes for diff’rent folks: I like to get information by email. I prefer listserves over online forums and email to IM. And I don’t like having to look at a web page/feed reader every day to find out whether anything new has appeared on an RSS feed. I want information to come to me — I don’t want to seek it out.
I’m testing a solution that will deliver RSS updates to me via email: Feed My Inbox I’m starting with a few sites I want to track, but that are only updated occasionally. I hope that it finds the updates accurately and doesn’t overwhelm me with tons of email. And I hope it stays in business — it looks like many competitors have gone under.
I also think that www.feedburner.com (now owned by Google) will do this, but I found the instructions impenetrable.