It’s been a week or so since I started using the RSS reader, and del.icio.us. I have to say, I’m fond of NetNewsWire and I feel that I don’t use del.icio.us nearly as much as I thought I would. The RSS reader has its drawbacks, mainly the fact that, like Capitalism or Communism, the whole system works better if everyone is on board. As long as I still have to hop on to the browser to read 1/2 the weblogs and other content I read, it’s less useful. For delivery of straight-up news, it can’t be beat. For any content I want to interact with [LISNews, blogs that I comment on] it encourages non-interaction and I’ve gone back to reading those web pages instead. As far as del.icio.us, I just don’t want to go through the extra steps for what I need to use it for, which is organizing links to add here and send other places, temporary stuff. Usually, I just drag the browser icon to my “add me” folder. Now I have to go to a web page, enter comments, hit submit. I can handle the lack of metadata and honestly, most of the stuff I’m likely to link isn’t really showing up a lot of other places. It’s a great tool, just not for me.