A full range of RSS feeds and e-mail alerts should complement bookmarks. Together they form a sort of triumvirate. Each has its own uses, and I like to build in plenty of overlap, receiving information from many of the same sites via all three pathways. That may sound like it compounds the problem of information overload, but again, either your browser or a site like delicious offers opportunities to group them all together and turn your news jungle into an easily navigable but high-maintenance garden. All you have to do is trim the hedges once in a while. 

 

Curtis Brainard is the editor of The Observatory, CJR's online critique of science and environment reporting. Follow him on Twitter @cbrainard.