With RSS feeds, rather than scouring various sites multiple times a day, all web content is directed into 1 place. This is a real time saver. Personally, I do not know why I initially balked at using a feed. Everyday, after logging onto the computer, I check numerous sites for the recipe of the day, news updates, and other topics of interest. With RSS, all updates come to me.
This tool would work well in schools and libraries. Specifically, with RSS feeds, resources would not have to be continually updated and through Google Reader, a database of the specific subscribed feeds is created. This in turn can be search, limiting the “wide web” search to that of only subscribed feeds.
Pretty cool even if it does remind me of M.T. Anderson’s novel, The Feed.