Web Overload?

Rob Hof

As I've been looking into what seems like an endless stream of new Web sites and services, I admit to feeling overwhelmed. I've been living on MyYahoo for years, easy enough. I'm getting the hang of various RSS feed aggregators. I've tossed a line into the podcasting pool with Odeo. But now that I'm trying out even newer stuff like Skype, Mercora, iTunes, instant messaging--and oh yeah, Flickr, Grouper, and many more--I've hit some kind of limit. I just can't DO any more. It's embarrassing how many Web-connected applications remain .exe installation files on my Windows desktop.

The great thing about this Web 2.0 is that you aren't just looking at stuff, you're DOING stuff. The bad thing about Web 2.0 is ... you gotta DO stuff. Can't be a mouse potato. Is it just my aging brain rebelling against even more multitasking? Think it's more than that. Anyway, I'd love to hear how you're dealing with the Web's new riches. If it's not too much trouble, share your experiences and thoughts with all of us in Comments, below.

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