I'd simply read [feeds] until I was done reading. I had to make sure all those folders and feeds were un-bolded before I was "done."This reminds me of what I said back in Dec 2004 during the early days of Findory:
And every once in a while, the periodic update would run before I finished, and I'd end up with even more work to do. The horror!
[I] realized that it's a classic example of diminishing returns. Since I almost always read that stuff in my own "priority order" I get the most bang for my time in the first 15 minutes or so.
Someday someone will pull all this ranking, customization, personalization, recommendation, and other magic technology together and give me a great reason to throw out my RSS Aggregator once at for all.
The problem with current web feed readers is that they don't solve the information overload problem.See also my earlier post, "A relevance rank for news and weblogs".
Sure, I can pick and choose which RSS feeds I subscribe to. But, once you have tens of subscribed feeds, reading them becomes this cumbersome process. Click on a feed, skim the articles. Anything interesting in that one? No. Click, skim. Click, skim. Click, skim. Ugh.
Current RSS readers merely reformat XML for display. That isn't enough. They need to filter and prioritize. Show me what matters. Help me find what I need.