Over the past few years, blogs and podcasts have become rather popular, and unlike publishing books, anyone can have a blog, free of charge, from a variety of sources. Some blogs gain in popularity, and others are just for a circle of friends or wanderers on their journey through the Web. I’m becoming a blogaholic, not only in the sense of having my own, but of reading them.
With an iPhone or other mobile device, it’s very possible and becoming easy to read blogs from anywhere there is Internet access. RSS (“Really Simple Syndication”) has made staying abreast of blog updates and news a real treat. While there are many applications out there for the Mac, PC, iPhone, Blackberries, and other devices, from my experience, none comes close to the synchronizing power and simplicity of NewsGator. For my iPhone and Mac, I have NetNewsWire syncing with newsgator.com so all my read, unread, and “clippings” (similar to bookmarks or favorites) can be available at either location and on newsgator.com.